Morons by Keith Jones. $10. 32 pages, full color.
New Keith Jones comics in our shop? That's extremely good news. Jones is one of the most pure cartoonists of his generation. His work is informed by comics past, but never allows itself to become conservative or devoted to pastiche. Instead, Jones explodes the funny animal form to do new and exciting things. The characters in Morons putter around the page, in circular behavior that's very funny in a slapstick sense, but Jones works with and against that slapstick logic, infusing counter point feeling and tones. As we get swept up in the action, we get to enjoy it and feel at odds. The action in these pages moves extremely fast, it's best to imagine the panels read out loud at a frantic pace to get the full effect. A+, highly recommended comics.