Noise in My Head: Voices from the Ugly Australian Underground by Jimi Kritzler (Hozac Books) $55.95 - The Ugly Australian Underground documents the music, songwriting, aesthetics and struggles of fifty of Australia’s most innovative and significant bands and artists currently at the creative peak …
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