Dave Sheridan: Life With Dealer McDope, The Leather Nun, And The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers by Dave Sheridan and Mark Burstein (Fantagraphics Underground) $35 - Dave Sheridan collects the best of the legendary underground cartoonist's tripped-out comic strip hilarity. It includes …
96 pages, perfect-bound, full color, 6.5" x 10.25"
The fifth issue of Shirtlifter contains the last few chapters of MacIsaac's "Unpacking," a bears-in-love story where a curmudgeonly (and built) romantic shakes off his past to get a firm grip on the present. This isn't stingy with the hot beefcake sex -- but there's also no shortage of top-notch dramedy, as well as some pretty pithy investigations into what it means to be a man inhabiting that smoky, dangerous no-man's-land between "straight" and "gay." The combination is moving, and paints a rather full and lovable study of one man's search for love and the perfect buzzcut. You'll laugh & cry, even if ursine bulges aren't your bag.
Also includes an intermission of guest strips from Jon Macy and Eric Kostiuk Williams. ~GS