The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise by Brix Smith Start $18.95 - American Brix Smith Start spent ten years in The Fall with Mark E. Smith while being married to him, which ended in a violent disintegration. Growing up in the Hollywood Hills in the '60s in a dilapidated pink mansion her life has …
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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"