Ground by Andy Burkholder. Color cover, black and white interiors. 20 pages. Published by Oireau. $10
Burkholder makes so many comics and he's an artist of such range and skill that every new release is essential in its own way to understand the entire picture of what this artist crates and builds. I like Burkholder's work most when the line is sharp, and this mini stays close to that style for much of its existence. Burkholder is such a strong storyteller that the elegance of his aesthetic is sometimes overlooked, even by a devoted admirer. The drawing in this release is so skillful and pleasurable that it would stand apart, even if the stories and gags themselves weren't their own achievement. Published under Burkholder's own Oireau publishing press, this is a beautiful comic.