MK Czerwiec’s (pronounced sir-wick) new book Taking Turns (Penn State University Press) shares the story of Unit 371, a shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients. Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people …
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