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 Jason Little
16p, b&w, 8.5"x3.75"
The first in Little's three-part series of a bum's progress. Borb deftly handles it's subject - the pitfalls of homelessness and addiction- refreshingly without polemic, but with a keen eye for harsh realities and little ironies. Told through concise 4-panel strips, it's one of the most interesting, effective and substantial uses I've seen lately of a format that often feels weightless. -EF