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 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