The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise by Brix Smith Start $18.95 - American Brix Smith Start spent ten years in The Fall with Mark E. Smith while being married to him, which ended in a violent disintegration. Growing up in the Hollywood Hills in the '60s in a dilapidated pink mansion her life has …
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