MK Czerwiec’s (pronounced sir-wick) new book Taking Turns (Penn State University Press) shares the story of Unit 371, a shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients. Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people …
by Michel Fiffe
32p, full color, 8.5"x11"
Fiffe's Zegas tracks a mental apocalypse as it eclipses everyday indignities. The brushy sketch poetics and sci fi twistiness remind me a bit of Bernie McGovern's Army of Lovers series, punctuated with gem-toned bursts of color. The Zegas storyline is the meat of the issue but there's space for some solid shorter work too- a clownier story of drug hijinx and some landlord mayhem.