Mineshaft, BUBBLES, Skurt Cobain -- sometimes a zine has multiple people contributing, submitting work or writing and making art. Sometimes, it's even multiple people publishing as a collective (Trubble Club, anyone? Or how about Krazines in Racine?). November's theme ALL TOGETHER NOW …
by Matt Furie
Published by Fantagraphics Books
9.4"x9.4", 196p, full-color illustrations throughout
This is a collection of paintings, a one-man bestiary of monsters, weirdos, beasties, and anthropomorphs, all painted in Furie's meticulous brand of representational surrealism. Furie's cheerful, anthropomorphic comics character, Pepe the Frog, became a meme that was appropriated by hate groups (as seen in the documentary Feels Good Man, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.) Furie’s recent paintings reflect this experience. This is a showcase for an unsettling menagerie; creatures seem to be hiding their true intentions. Furie is plumbing darker depths in these works, despite the paintings' inviting colors and friendly cartoon iconography.
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