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 …
Bittersweet Romance #1
by Victor Cayro
Published by Drippy Bone Books
26p, color, 8"x11"
Cayro's style of maximum overdrive pagefill gets slathered in the grossest palatte of hard candy colors. Barely legible beneath the swaths of veiny muscle is a story about a codependent ree-lay-shun-shippe betwixte an abused blonde sweetee and a messed-up mcnugget. This comic certainly complicates the pastiche of power fantasy which I always associate with Cayro/Bald Eagles' style while preserving the tendency for convoluted narrative-each page is a stew in the S. Clay Wilson sense of the word.-EF