What Am I Doing Here? by Abner Dean 1 March 2010
The characters in these drawings are modestly sexless, but they reveal all sorts of things about themselves through their activities. Their guiding star is folly, and when they act in groups, it’s always under the direction of a collective id... Some of the drawings are under the sway of a symbolism that suggests a simplified modern version of the instructive images Bosch or Bruegel composed — there are men turning into birds, or mushrooms turning into men, and people with portentous objects affixed to their pates — eggs, books, irons. Of course, when the rest of you is naked, even a hat becomes a portentous object: a naked man wearing a policeman’s hat is not simply a man wearing a hat. But even in the most hermetic and perplexing cartoons, you feel there might be some unacknowledged part of yourself acting out its pet obsession in some corner of the diorama.
— Philip Wylie
— Philip Wylie
Men’s Feelings no.1
by Ted May
You need some hot summer reading for when you're vacationing on the beach, at the pool or under the viaduct etcetera? Men's Feelings is an all new collection of short gag strips that aren't really gag strips. Which is why they will Blow Your Mind. Ted May's first solo comic book in a long time (since It Lives!).
36 pp, black & white
8.5" x 5.5"
by Dan Zettwoch
A mysterious stranger comes to town. Only the town is not really a town and the stranger is a gigantic cell-phone tower.
When the sole resident of the town of Birdseye Bristoe reluctantly agrees to lease his land to a conglomerate of telecommunications carriers, and sets the somewhat random condition that the tower be built with a huge crossbar set horizontally into the mast, making it also the world’s largest cross. Birdseye Bristoe begins with the destruction of the cell tower and works backward to unravel the story of its fall.
64 pp, black & white
10" x 7.7"