The Heavy Hand by Chris Cilla. $14. Color cover, black and white. 108 pages, 8.5 x 11

A graphic novel done right---Cilla hones his major cartooning power within these pages, full of some of the most beautiful storytelling and image making you can hope to enjoy in comics. A tale about leaving town, dark humor, food colors and so much more. The work exploits the promise of what comics has to offer as an entirely independent medium with its own time honored effects, while crossing into the realm of strong experimental literature. One of the best comics of the last decade!