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, …
The Grassy Knoll
by Nick Drnaso
Published by Oily Comics
10p, color, 7"x8.5"
Drnaso's comics burrow deep into the toxicity of social caste, exploring its inane rules of "winning" and "losing" and the underlying potential for violence. The Grassy Knoll, a short, uncomfortable story
about a roadside cleanup crew circumnavigates the whole sick mess with a well tuned sense of understated awful. -EF