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, …
Ocular Anecdotes #1
Published by Otto Press
24p, color, newsprint, 12"x15", folded to 12"x7.5"
This attractive newsprint debut from Otto Press is clearly coming out of the new wave of British design comics (...along with the work coming from the likes of Nobrow, Breakdown and Landfill Presses). Ocular Anecdotes is crisp and human- the comics of The Thought Police demonstrate an allegance to Chris Ware-style page and palatte while forging stories all its own. -EF