Art Schooled by Jamie Coe (Nobrow) $22.95 - Daniel Stope is a small-town guy who dreams of becoming an artist. His enrollment at art school and consequent move to the city opens up a world of exciting possibiles. Unsurprisingly, Daniel struggles with his newfound independence – the …
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