The renowned graphic-book author Joyce Brabner's Second Avenue Caper is the true story of a tight-knit group of artists and activists living in New York City in the early 1980s who found themselves on the front lines in the fight against AIDS. Struggling to understand the disease and how they …
by Renee French
Published by Picturebox Inc
H Day is a haunting simultaneous/dual narrative about parasitic takeovers. I read it through without reading the description on the back that clarifies that the plot lines are about migraine headaches and argentine ant infestation. You don't necessarily need to know that to feel the convulsions of this book however. The images are ripe with throbbing contortions of a morphing uncontrolable disease/threat and it's sectioned off into stages, to emphasize a funneling decline. Eerie as usual, French's work hurtles itself around in the most macabre ways before locating the right way to recover itself- elegant and painful. -EF
200p, b&w, hardcover, 6"x7"