The sci-fi epic Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn takes place somewhere in the outer cosmos, beyond reckoning or observation. The mysterious Dr. Z has enlisted three space heroes to search the galaxy for the fabled Twelve Gems of Power: the hulking alien-brawn Furz; the beautiful and deadly …
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