A Last Cry For Help

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You can order it here: Bodega Distribution
By: Dave Kiersh
I just got my copy of this in the mail and it rocks. Dave K. finally gets the high production he deserves. His last non-mini book was “Dave K’s Greatest Hits” which was a sampler from all of his minis, and was amazing (and enviable) to me as a showcase of how Kiersh can experiment with all kinds of media and styles and still be completely recognizable as him. He’s one of the artists I know (like George Tautkus and Tom Herpich) who seems to be completely self aware and whatever they do bears their unique personality stamp. It makes me want to kill myself. But this book is a more consistent collection of new stories.

I’m no comics critic (and this is no comic review), but I think future Dave K historians will point to this book as a turning point in his career. It combines the collage-doodle page style of the Dirtbag minis and his narrative panel-to-panel work. He’s mastered his weird crosshatching thing that he uses to explain so much- it’s completely stunning to me how each page feels simultaneously dense and open/airy!!!
“Four stars. Highly recommended. Certified cool.”

P.S. Did you know that Bodega has a blog?

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