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 Chloe Wilson
20p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
The story of a crush dissolving only to blossom into a love affair, only to wilt with differences and time. Wilson's twiggy linework is like a rough combination of Marnie Galloway's lushly patterened surfaces and Ginger Brooks-Takahashi's rabbit headed queer feminists and involves an elegant topsy-turvy component to the narrative structure, ending in the middle. It's a well-made zine format minicomic, but the price tag certainly makes me wish Wilson went for simpler production values and greater accessiblitiy. -EF