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 Josh Bayer
64p, b&w, 8"x10.5"
Bayer's mad impulse musclepumped line meatgrinds the 1982 pop-pulp of Rom issue 29 into alt-art comix drama, replete with teen angst, multi endings and sloppy sex. This is the beauty of reinterpretation at work: a truly effective cover song realized in comics form, perhaps finding its real format for the first time.-EF