This oversize, full color comic book is the long awaited follow up to Tin Can Forest's Koyama Press debut, the highly lauded (and quickly sold out) Baba Yaga and the Wolf. This Slavic-Canadian team once again mines the riches of Eastern European folklore for this beautifully rendered tale. Get hep by checking out this Tin Can Forest interview (also) with Squidface & The Meddler that comes complete with some choice preview images from Wax Cross.
Straight outta Latvia, it's the latest issue of S!, the pint-size powerhouse Baltic Comics Magazine. This time around the focus is fashion. It makes sense that there would be a natural affinity between comics and fashion, and the works on display here in this collection bear that out; it is one of the most consistently solid volumes yet produced by Biedreba Grafiskie Staski. It presents fashion from a full specturm of angles, from it's effects on individuals and their self-perception and others' perception of them (most effectively by Marie Jacotey); form commodity fetishism (Anna DeFlorian), the view from the corporate suites (quite perceptively by Joseph P Kelly), and from many other points of view as well. As always, this is an international anthology with a special focus on works from the Baltics.
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Here's the contributor list;
Cover: Marie Jacotey (France) Contributors: Anna Deflorian (Italy), Dace Sieti?a (Latvia), D?vis Ozols (Latvia), Hetamoé (Portugal), Ingr?da Pi?uk?ne (Latvia), Joseph P Kelly (UK), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Laura Callaghan (Ireland), Léo Quievreux (France), Liisa Kruusmägi (Estonia), Marie Jacotey (France), M?rti?š Zutis (Latvia), Oskars Pavlovskis (Latvia), Otaki (South Korea), Roman Muradov (Russia), Sharmila Banerjee (Germany), Tamia Baudouin (France) and Tin Can Forest (Canada).
Format: A6, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, high quality and environmentally friendly Munken paper.