The renowned graphic-book author Joyce Brabner's Second Avenue Caper is the true story of a tight-knit group of artists and activists living in New York City in the early 1980s who found themselves on the front lines in the fight against AIDS. Struggling to understand the disease and how they …
Published by Top Shelf
80p, b&w, 6.5"x8.5"
Hayden's work has a similar look, humor and attitude to Roz Chast's and especially Edward Koren's New Yorker cartoons. That means that despite the terrible title and the wretched "Bead Store" lettering on the cover, Underwire has an urbane and honest wit, a folksy drawing aura and it gets a little randy after a couple of glasses of wine. Fun to hang out with autobio comics about her pretty well adjusted family that cusses a lot but is ultimately overwhelmingly wholsome. -EF