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 …
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.