The sci-fi epic Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn takes place somewhere in the outer cosmos, beyond reckoning or observation. The mysterious Dr. Z has enlisted three space heroes to search the galaxy for the fabled Twelve Gems of Power: the hulking alien-brawn Furz; the beautiful and deadly …
Conditions on the Ground #3 Jul
32p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
There is a scene of a porch sitting experience in this issue that I think acts as a summary for some cool things about Hooyman's comics: the drawing feels warm and wild - the time of day is at some sort of pinnacle: perfect hot afternoon or mystery twilight or midnight ramblin'. Varmints of all stripes are stirring about and the blades of grass are like manifestations of the ideas whirring around inside your brain. Conditions on the Ground is rich and playful with a touch of unknown danger. -EF