The Morbid Anatomy Anthology by Joanna Ebenstein & Colin Dickey (Morbid Anatomy Press) $30.00 - 28 lavishly illustrated essays about the intersections of the history of anatomy and medicine as well as death and the macabre. Topics include the catacombs of Palermo, books bound in human skin, …
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