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, …
Half Asleep vol 1
40p, b&w, 8"x9.5"
Half-Asleep #1 is pretty intriguing. The story of a precocious preteen and her multi-field genius mother solidly riffs on themes Hetland worked with in the series Fugue - the realizations and disatifactions of talent and expectation- while also breaking free a little - Half Asleep seems to be venturing into a dreamland fantasy.