Nard & Pat #1 by Jay Lynch. $15, comic book size, 22 pages, published by The Cartoonists Co-Op and Jay Lynch, 1991.

Jay Lynch is one of the most underrated artists of the underground era. His style owes so much to early American comic strips, but he marries this to the freedom of the underground, creating something extremely unique...and, it should be emphasized, extremely meticulous. Lynch worked slowly. so reading one of his comics is a pleasure as you get to enjoy some real craft. Funny, extremely well made stuff.