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, …
Conditions on the Ground #4 Aug
32p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
All of these comics are great and Hooyman's writing keeps getting more and more on point. The story "Can of Shit" is fantastic, I can't stop thinking about it. Hooyman drawings have a visual intensity as concentrated as Theo Ellsworth, though perhaps more a part of the fur and plant world than Ellsworth's woven architectures. Grounded but impish and totally awesome. -EF