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Charles Forsman has a way with disaffected teens. The two major projects I’ve read of his work, The End of the Fucking World and Celebrated Summer use teenage characters to tell stories that explore identity, relationships, and the small crises that make up everyday life. Luv Sucker is Forsman’s newest work, and I got a copy from the Oily Spring 2014 bundle.
Luv Sucker #1 is 26 pages of 5x7 black and red risograph printed on newsprint paper. I’ve really been digging risograph for the past few months, and Luv Sucker is a great example of why I like it so much – the printing method uses liquid inks printed in layers, which give it a unique look. Because you’re printing one layer on top of another, alignment has to be dead on, and case in point, my copy of Luv Sucker #1 has some alignment issues. Far from being a detriment, I think these little quirks give the comic a more visceral feel.
Luv Sucker #1 has a lot going on under the hood, but I think the theme that spoke strongest to me throughout this first issue was the idea of a sort of collected loneliness. Natasha, the main character, obsesses over her favorite band on Tumblr, but her posts are low interaction, with only a few notes apiece. She is dumped very shortly after the book starts by a guy who is much more interested in his phone than her. She’s able to be connected, but she’s ultimately alone in that space.
Natasha’s interactions with other people heighten this loneliness. But there is also an element of loathing in Natasha. The spiteful way she interacts with her mother and her fuck you attitude with classmates all shine through. She has personal image issues, and an insecurity that makes her vulnerable in a way that feels true to life.
Natasha faces this isolation and self-doubt in her own way; meanwhile, a group of guys claiming to be vampires is stalking her. Ryan, who seems to be the leader of the group, shares a class with her. These guys seem to always be following Natasha around, watching. Alone and under constant surveillance, Luv Sucker allows Forsman to put Natasha in situations that call up Orwell and Huxley in tone, if not in exact substance.
It’s interesting how Forsman has decided to use red as his second color - the color of lipstick and blood. It ties together the comic thematically, but it also looks great throughout the book. Forsman’s use of red especially in the surveillance scenes gives them a foreboding and menacing quality.
i am excited to officially announce (!!!!!!) that new megg and mogg will be running WEEKLY on VICE. every monday. read the inaugural episode HERE.
MAXIMAL SPLEEN de Simon Hanselmann est enfin disponible en français en librairie !!!
BRAVO girlmountain !
Et pour tous ceux qui comme nos héros Megg, Mogg & Owl préfèrent glander sur leur canapé, le livre est également disponible sur la boutique en ligne des éditions MISMA : http://www.misma.fr/?-BOUTIQUE-
(Frais de port gratuits dés 20 € d’achat !)
Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero 45
*`~`*Junji Ito - Horror Manga - Masterpost*`~`*
Full Length Stories:
(Multiple volumes, chapters, etc.)
- Mimi’s Ghost Stories
- Black Paradox
- Lovesick Dead/Undying Love
- Hellstar Remina
- Souchi’s Diary of Fun
- Voices in the Dark / New Voices in the Dark / The Long Hair in the Attic (Collections of short stories)
- Long Dream
- The Sad Tale of the Principal Post
- The Enigma of Amigara Fault
- The Licking Woman
- Mystery Pavilion
- The Face Burglar
- Red String
- My Dear Ancestors
- Hanging Balloons
- Army of One
- The Back Alley
- Town Without Streets
- House of Puppets
- The Window Next Door
- The Thing That Drifted Ashore
- The Gift Bearer
- Blood Sickness of the White Sands Village
- Slug Girl
- The Human Chair
- In The Soil
- Blood Bubble Bushes
- The Bridge
- The Groaning Drain
*these are all scanned and online
**i might have missed some so if you wanna add somethin tell me or add it yourself ( ´‿ゝ`)
EDIT: If you want to read all of the horror collections in order, they are listed here by volume
A page from a comic I have in an upcoming š! anthology!
LAUREN ALBERT is coming to TCAF!
This artist will be sitting in the Wowee Zonk Small Press Area. The WZSPA is located in The Browsery section of the library. Head there to check out tons of great comics, art, artists, and more!
Artist’s Website: www.plslala.com
TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 9-11, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. More at http://torontocomics.com/
more lala :o)
hey that’s me!
Is there a better introduction to Nobuhiko Obayashi than screenshots from his most extravagant films?
From top to bottom: Hausu (House, 1977), Kindaichi Kôsuke no Boken (The Adventures of Kindaichi Kosuke, 1979), Nerawareta Gakuen (School in the Crosshairs, 1981), Toki o Kakeru Shôjo (The Girl Who Cut Time, 1983) and Futari (Us Two, 1991)
Olivier Pichard of the Atelier Sentô has been curating the most perfect Hausu/Obayashi blog over at Ob’s House. He pretty much changed my life by introducing me to these incredibly imaginative and surreal films.
Comics Anthology š! #17 ‘Sweet Romance’ cover by Patrick Kyle
Contributors: Aisha Franz (Germany), Akvilė Misevičiūtė (Lithuania), Ayumu Arisaka (Japan), Berliac (Argentina), Betty Liang (Canada), Dace Sietina (Latvia), Emma Rendel (Sweden), Ginette Lapalme (Canada), Heta Bilaletdin (Finland), Inger Zivana M. Torvund (Norway), Ingrīda Pičukāne (Latvia), Jesse Lucas (USA), König Lü.Q. (Switzerland), Laila Milevski (USA/Latvia), Liisa Kruusmägi (Estonia), Līva Kandevica (Latvia), Patrick Kyle (Canada), Pixin (Singapore), Raids Kalniņš (Latvia), Tomasz Niewiadomski (Poland), Yvang (France).
Specs: š! #17 ‘Sweet Romance’, format DIN A6 (4.1 × 5.8 inches), 21 artists, 164 pages, full-color, perfect bound, English, locally printed in Riga on environmentally friendly paper, ISBN 978-9934-518-12-6 , will be released on 15th of May 2014.
Get it: Pre-order here for USD 14.00 (worldwide shipping costs and a free bookmark and postcard included in price) or get a kuš! half year subscription and receive also the next three issues delivered right to your house.
More preview pics on our blog.
There’s some romantic samplerman into the new š! #17