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 …
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