Secret Doll vs Enchanted Doll! Secret Doll Underground: Japanese Surrealist Dolls From the Yaso Collection, Tokyo (Japanese Art Perspectives Series vol 1) (Last Gasp) $29.95 - Underground doll making is a THING in Japan, and has been for years. Elegantly creepy and often beautifully horrifying, …
Published by Fantagraphics Books
New graphic novel from Mr. Hornschemeier fills out its deceptively simple narrative (plot summary: father and son go to the store to buy some chips) with a dazzling display of formal and aesthetic experiments, twists, and surprises. The book manages to comment on itself, the comics medium, the creative process, our sense of time and our own personal narratives and histories, all without seeming oblique. Quite an impressive accomplishment, probably the best work yet from a burgeoning comics talent.