It was a long time coming, but Blammo #8 is worth the wait. This issue packs a lot into its 44 pages. It feels like there's not a square centimeter wasted. Opening the cover we start things off with a letters page and then an intro short, "Dog on Wheels.' "Expectations" follows; an eleven page slice of life drama with a twist. Things get crazy for the next for pages, in "Charles the Chicken Gets Tough!" A nine page funnies fable, "The Wolf and the Fox" leads into "She's Losing It," another fable of sorts... the violent sort. Which brings us to "Punks v. Lizards" a celebration of comic book violence, Van Sciver style. A double page downer, "Dive Into That Black River," is quickly followed by a 1/2-page guest comic by Matthew Thurber, a couple more mini "Dog on Wheels" strips and then the author roundup/plug page, and then the book closes on a meta-one-pager about Blammo readers (sort of). Yes, you get a lot for your money in Blammo.
The seventh hard won issue of Van Sciver's ongoing personal anthology of all things Van Sciver. This issue is a full 40 pages of cover to cover comics in the tradition of Chester Brown's Yummy Fur, Dan Clowe's Eightball, Julie Doucet's DIrty Plotte, David Collier's Collier's, Seth's Palookaville, (a lot of Canadians on this list...) and, of course, those of good ol' R. Crumb himself. If you like your comics personal, meaningful, laboriously hand drawn and flavoured with the tang of anger, bitterness, depression bu still never giving up hope for a better tomorrow, then Blammo's for you!
32 more pages of gritty, personal comics from the street of life by Noah Van Sciver. This issue includes A"The Easy Life," "Abby's Road," "The Krampus Visit" (featuring Bob Dylan!), "Convention" (featuring John Porcellino!), and plenty more!
It's here! It took us a minute to get these in stock and up on the site, but the latest issue of Noah Van Sciver's Blammo – arguably the best single-creator anthology comics title currently being produced in North America – has at last arrived. And, this time around, all 48 pages are in duo-tone and full color! Historical, contemporary, short story, speculations, reminiscences, biographical, autobiographical, comedy, tragedy, pathos – it's all here, in pieces ranging in length from one to fourteen pages. Don't miss it!
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