Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
by Jason Little
28p, b&w, 8.5"x3.75"
The second 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