Combed Clap of Thunder by Zach Hazard Vaupen. $6. Published by Retrofit. 42 pages, color cover, b & w interiors, comic book size. 

Zach Hazard's work always offers a visually stunning tangle of tones, people and landscape: everything congeals and reacts on every page. But the reason these comics are strong and worth reading is the emotional gauze that Hazard carefully paints eveything over with. As his images delight, the cartoon world he creates negates our reactions. It's a wild combination, well worth your time.