The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise by Brix Smith Start $18.95 - American Brix Smith Start spent ten years in The Fall with Mark E. Smith while being married to him, which ended in a violent disintegration. Growing up in the Hollywood Hills in the '60s in a dilapidated pink mansion her life has …
Published by NoBrow Press
60p, b&w, hardcover, 7.25"x6.5"
Is there a cat-in-the-wild comic I do not love? Richard Short's Klaus is a very beautiful (Nobrow released it after all) "Peanuts" flavored comic based on rambling anti-adventure 4-panel grids. Where Steve Wolfhard's hapless Cat Rackham itches and worries his way in and out of trouble, Short's felines maintain a Papa Moomin sense of calm irrationality and a Pogo-ish tendency to contemplate. It's a weird widerness too, with human-form "rats" and ugly mug baby birds that remind me a little of Jon Lewis' True Swamp. Quality stuff. -EF