The renowned graphic-book author Joyce Brabner's Second Avenue Caper is the true story of a tight-knit group of artists and activists living in New York City in the early 1980s who found themselves on the front lines in the fight against AIDS. Struggling to understand the disease and how they …
Published by Retrofit
40p, b&w, 6"x9"
Reading this comic is like catching something out of the corner of your eye - Moreton tells a story with only the sparest amount of lines, comics stripped down to bare moments and the simplest path extracted to the narrative: in a blur of banal, a suit becomes a goose and the world goes on. Visually it has the feel of King Cat although the wordless minimalism gives Grand Gestures an emotional weightlessness and release from an specificity.