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, …
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