Freak 4, edited by Cristian Castelo. $10, magazine size, 32 pages, b and w throughout.
Well, in spite of every obstacle imaginable, there is a vibrant underground/experimental comics scene in the Bay Area. Alongside Tinfoil Comics, this is another amazing anthology, brimming over with creativity and truly beautiful work. Editor Castelo (a brilliant cartoonist himself) fuses both sharp pure storytelling and wildly non by the book entries into a seamless mix. This feels like a generation of cartoonists where every historical approach has been chewed on and digested, in service (and not in control) of the totally new vision on each page. First rate comics, don't miss out.