Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Comics Drawn Into the Void

Another bit of attention for work I did decades ago:
I feel very proud and lucky to have been included in Michael Dowers' new anthology, Newave! The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s. My contribution is slight, let's admit, but the book itself is amazing.

Tom Spurgeon posted a very good review on The Comics Reporter, which says,
"If the clash of ideas in the design of Newave! make the book fizz, it's the mix of melancholy (so many comics drawn into the void!) and triumph (and yet here they are!) that Dowers teases from the subject matter that makes consuming it a satisfying experience."

Spurgeon astutely singles out my friend and fellow Hector, Harry Lyrico, and his classic minicomic, "White Boy Goes to Hell," for praise. One of these days, I'll post some of Harry's Hector work for all to enjoy.

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