Art Schooled by Jamie Coe (Nobrow) $22.95 - Daniel Stope is a small-town guy who dreams of becoming an artist. His enrollment at art school and consequent move to the city opens up a world of exciting possibiles. Unsurprisingly, Daniel struggles with his newfound independence – the …
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