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 …
Published by Oily Comics
8p, b&w, 4.25"x5.5"
The "Oily-format" eight-page pocket installments keep rolling in, each one a little gem and almost all of them such brief capsules that it's almost like reviewing a three-minute peep show. Mendes' comics in general are strangely compelling, usually set to the pace of listless kids who are walking their flat tire-d bike to the drug store, done with a startling true-ness to the characters and everyday life, curiosity and boredom, annoyance and affection. -EF