The Complete Strange Growths by Jenny Zervakis. $20. 200+ pages, digest size. Published by Spit and a Half
Well, thank the lord for this book. Setting aside the fact that Zervakis' art and cartooning are beautiful, this is an amazing historical document of a certain moment in cartooning, self-publishing and zine culture. John Porcellino's Spit and a Half published this complete collection of Zervakis' out of print series with the utmost care and love. Of course, the work itself is the reason to celebrate. Zervakis' stories are simple, almost strange, almost familiar---a completely unique take on life, art making, image creation, narrative and figure drawing. This book is the real deal, glad to be alive in a moment when it has surfaced.