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, …
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.