What Nerve!: Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present by Dan Nadel, Dominic Molon, Roger Brown and Robert Cozzolino (RISD Museum of Art/D.A.P) $40.00 - What Nerve! reveals a hidden history of American figurative painting, sculpture and popular imagery. It documents and/or restages …
44p, b&w, 6.5"x10"
Sharpe and Goodrich turn out a stylish low-key split. Goodrich's "The Greatest Love Affair" reads like a crisp Murakami short story set to a darlng Jay Ryan influenced line. Then the book takes a Sharpe turn towards Sam's more madcap style. "Every Celebrity Ever" does a good job of extending the brash guffaws of his Brunetti-flavor 1-panel gags into a full length story. His second piece is a charming Seth tribute called "Thick Masterson" I find doubly more entertaining than anything coming from Palookaville lately. -EF