New Zealander cartoonist, Thomas Davidson’s graphic novel (debut?), Lemon Grass gives voice to the melancholy of contingency. Employing the tool kit developed by Frank Santoro for Storeyville, and, seasoning it with a pinch of Aidan Koch and Andrew White, Davidson delves into the lives of a trio of young denizens of the USA’s floating world, whom we encounter in medias res as they allow themselves to be carried along by its currents to see where they lead. Davidson’s strengths are in characterisation and his comfortable embrace of sexualities and sexual activities, in the depictions of which he extends the aforementioned artists’ approaches into this realm and demonstrates their effectiveness.
Worth noting: This work has been produced in an edition of 100... GONE! (our stock, anyway)