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 Soner Ön
32p, color, 7"x10"
The farce of capitalism pretty much rests on the surface of old Richie Rich comics in a spunky sortof brainless way. Soner Ön does it one better, and makes it count, painstakingly transforming Richie into a black kid on 32 vintage comic covers and suddenly the Poor Little Rich Boy gets wrested into a dialogue about race and wealth. This is when pop culture wrangling gets smart and important. -EF