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, …
Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever #2
Published by Microcosm Publishing
34p, b&w, 5.5"x7"
Three zines in and I think the concept here may be running dry - in this issue of Henry and Glenn, the innuendo doesn't get gayer, the music references don't get wittier, and the whole issue is mired in a running gag about that one time Glenn carried some cat litter. The lineup has talent, no doubt- Tom Neely, Mark Rudolph and Josh Bayer sure can draw- but there's no one-up-manship or push-the-limits stuff happening, just that Beaver Trilogy feeling of watching something beautiful get trapped in its own derivatives. -EF