Noise in My Head: Voices from the Ugly Australian Underground by Jimi Kritzler (Hozac Books) $55.95 - The Ugly Australian Underground documents the music, songwriting, aesthetics and struggles of fifty of Australia’s most innovative and significant bands and artists currently at the creative peak …
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.