What Nerve!: Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present by Dan Nadel, Dominic Molon, Roger Brown and Robert Cozzolino (RISD Museum of Art/D.A.P) $40.00 - What Nerve! reveals a hidden history of American figurative painting, sculpture and popular imagery. It documents and/or restages …
by Laurie Piña
24p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
Piña's easy, drifty linework is a good accompaniment to this comics' Tomine-style anxiety and malaise. Essentially nothing happens in this comic except a look at the inability of humans to relate to each other. The road it takes through the territory is pretty engaging though - the social limitations and shortcomings of both introverts and extroverts are laid bare and the pacing feels spot-on. -EF