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, …
Black Paths HC
by David B
Published by Self Made Hero
128p, color, hardcover, 7"x9.5"
"At the end of the First World War, the defeated Austro-Hungarian Empire loses control of the city port of Fiume. While the victorious Allies divide the spoils of war at Versailles, they are oblivious to the fact that Fiume, long-coveted by the Italians, has been dramatically captured by pirates! A self-styled Pirate King, Gabriele d'Annunzio storms the city with 3000 loyal soldiers and declares Fiume a free Republic with himself as commander. David B. effortlessly draws d'Annunzio along winding roads, constantly challenging expectations with his dark satire."