Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
It Doesnt Exist
40p, b&w, letterpress cover, 5.5"x8.5"
Mucha's cartooning at it's most serious and elegant. Vignettes about a worry fortress, a fantasy party and the plights of modern inadequacy that have Mucha paring down her trademark zany tangents to their essence and illustrating them highlight a sophisticated comic architecture. "It Doesn't Exist" isn't a funny or bubbly comic like "Buzz" or "I Hate Moms Cat" -it's a new approach for Mucha and it blossoms here, enlisting her finely-honed comedic language to finesse more introspective story arcs. -EF