The renowned graphic-book author Joyce Brabner's Second Avenue Caper is the true story of a tight-knit group of artists and activists living in New York City in the early 1980s who found themselves on the front lines in the fight against AIDS. Struggling to understand the disease and how they …
44p, color, 5.5"x7"
I'm not going to resist comparing this to the latest sports-themed S! anthology from kus, because they're both gorgeous petit international anthologies with an exciting eye for new work. Plus Colibri #5 is also sports-themed. Whut!?
My favorites here are a hot, strange color strip from Gabriel Corbera, some design freak antics by Sergei Puyol, and an aerobic workout from an artist I've never seen before - Jessica Boston- who's got a immediate, zine-y linestyle with an eye for capturing expressions and a goofy distaste for drawing hands. Wins. -EF