Secret Doll vs Enchanted Doll! Secret Doll Underground: Japanese Surrealist Dolls From the Yaso Collection, Tokyo (Japanese Art Perspectives Series vol 1) (Last Gasp) $29.95 - Underground doll making is a THING in Japan, and has been for years. Elegantly creepy and often beautifully horrifying, …
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