In Ukrainian-American novelist Yuriy Tarnawsky’s new trilogy The Placebo Effect (JEF Books), the themes of alienation, abandonment, and fear of death, developed in Like Blood in Water and elaborated in The Future of Giraffes, respectively the first and second book of The Placebo Effect Trilogy, …
Aggression Management Manga
by Rinko Endo
31p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
Endo describes aggression management techniques learned from a job at a short-term psychiatric hospital, so this comic is, in large part, edu-tainment. It's also pretty awesome-it's both educational and entertaining and though the cover doesn't quite do it justice, the pages inside are wonderful comics: clear, well-balanced dynamic drawings that keep the topic playful and personal. A.M.M. is a bit like a training manual- but I stayed engaged and interested the whole way through - Endo brings a satisfying clarity to explaining the principles and approaches to aggression management that made me consistently appreciative of how much I was thinking and learning throughout. Rad. -EF