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, …
Eye of the Majestic Creature 2 TPB
by Leslie Stein
Published by Fantagraphics Books
144p, b&w, softcover, 8"x11.5"
Leslie Stein makes comics that people should be writing essays about. Here, more than in volume 1, EOTMC doesn't shy away from trouble and pain - but it doesn't dish it out without reason either. Deeply invested in why and how life is ridiculous and still in touch with what a day is actually made of, these are comics with confounding craft and endearing depth. -EF