What Nerve!: Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present by Dan Nadel, Dominic Molon, Roger Brown and Robert Cozzolino (RISD Museum of Art/D.A.P) $40.00 - What Nerve! reveals a hidden history of American figurative painting, sculpture and popular imagery. It documents and/or restages …
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Wicked whiteys, gnarled branches, secret messages in slippery bottles, and a heavy whirpool of subterfuge, defeat and hair writhe through these haunted trails. Reynolds somehow packs five strong pieces into 48 pages, with each comic tangentially brushing the others in his deeply nautical, perversely witty, lushly drawn universe. It's decidedly a collection of comics about tragedies, losses and failures, but it reads like a triumph. Beyond recommended, duh. -EF
48p, b&w, 5"x7.5"