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, …
Castle and Wood #1 Dark Matter
by Darin Shuler
22p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
A solid introduction frolic the world of Castle and Wood, pushed out of their homes and into cults, death, new dimensions and family reckoning. Extraloving this wallscrawl style going on here: Shuler draws messed Mickeys and dementoid Donalds so scrambled they're beyond bootleg, and most def. onto something new on the funny animal planet. Right up there with Mickey Z.'s RAV and Patrick Kyle's Black Mass and Inés Estrada's Lapsos for character-driven weirdo-goofball-adventure comics. Quality goods, right from the start. -EF