After San Francisco's new mayor announced imminent plans to "clean up" downtown with a new corporate "dot com corridor" and arts district--featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man--curators Erick Lyle and Chris Johanson brought over 100 artists and activists together with …
by Joe Kessler
Published by Breakdown Press
74p, color, 7.25"x9.5"
A motion through color and architecture, Kessler's work is some of the most successfully painterly comics I've seen in recent years. Windowpane #2 is not remarkable in terms of its storylines or character depth but it packs a whollop resting almost entirely in it's stunning visual design, functioning at it's best when it strikes out wordlessly to explore the spaces it creates. Telling you why it's good seems to fail, but once you see it, it explains itself perfectly - emotion through image, taking full advantage of the risograph layers to deliver some memory burn pages. -EF