Secret Doll vs Enchanted Doll! Secret Doll Underground: Japanese Surrealist Dolls From the Yaso Collection, Tokyo (Japanese Art Perspectives Series vol 1) (Last Gasp) $29.95 - Underground doll making is a THING in Japan, and has been for years. Elegantly creepy and often beautifully horrifying, …
Published by Koyama Press
44p, b&w, 7"x10"
Tremendous! DeForge's well-oiled line skates through the Stud File, each story shedding it's snakeskinnery onto the next. From leather terror to royal lace to Stacyface, this issue is an ode to the body as a husk and an assault on the idea of corpus control. Flesh, rendered alternately as vampirically smooth and bacterially roccoco is bound up in narratives of contemporary methods of "information sharing" and "social networking" and the effect is straight up cut-to-the-bone sci fi plastic surgery. Witty, sly and lovely to hold exuding a warm Canadian glow. -EF