Ulrich Haarbürste's Novel of Roy Orbison in Clingfilm: Plus additional stories by Ulrich Haarbürste $12.95 - Hey remember back in the day we had this book? Dude got a publisher. It's Dover! They do all those clip art books and public domain reprints. What a weird choice! Well, we approve of …
by Sam Sharpe
40p, b&w, 6.75"x9"
The latest Viewotron is fantastic: it's a nuanced and heartwrenching memoir of reconnecting with a schizoid mother. Sharpe's comics are always drawn with crystal clarity and calculated punch- here those chops act in service of a story that doesn't shy away from the subtleties and difficulties of negotiating mental illness. This is memoir that dares to cut the core of what it deals with, and does so with grace and wit. Reminds me of the way Art Spiegelman handled his scarred and problematic parents in Maus, or Leslie Stein's empathetic portrayal of wayward adulthood in the latest volume of Eye of the Majestic Creature. Really Great and Highly Recommended Comics. -EF