Editor Glenn Head Returns to the Glory Days of Underground Comix.
A new anthology from the editor of the legendary "Snake Eyes," featuring such authors as Tony Millionaire, Johnny Ryan, Ivan Brunetti, Michael Kupperman, Sam Henderson, and Danny Hellman.
"Hotwire Comix" isn't supposed to be good for you. It won't lower your cholesterol, make you a better person, or prevent tooth decay.
"Hotwire Comix" will not be reviewed in "The New Yorker" or the "New York Times. Hotwire Comix" is a full-throttle, kick-ass jolt to the nervous system, a return to the glory days of underground/alternative comics before we all started to drown in 200-page graphic novels in which the most exciting part is the moment when the perpetually depressed protagonist gets up, walks across the room, and makes himself a cup of tea.
Edited by New York cartoonist Glenn Head (who put together the classic 1990s trilogy of "Snake Eyes" anthologies), "Hotwire Comix" is a big, bold, beautiful poke to the old eyeballs featuring short, punchy, hilarious, all-around comics 'n' stories.
Head himself, whose work looks like a demented cross between the Roberts Williams and Crumb, starts the dance with the epic "Switchblade Shenanigans!," in which nitrous oxide-addicted balloonheads indulge in dangerous knifeplay while they bungle a kidnapping.
Elsewhere, David Lasky relates "The Last Days of Joe Strummer"; Tony ("Maakies") Millionaire contributes a "Little Nemo in Wonderland"-style dream story; plus new strips by Max (Death and Candy) Andersson, Tim Lane, Matt Madden, Mats!?, Brad Johnson, Danny Hellman, "Angry Youth Comix'" Johnny ""Rolling Stone" Cool Cartoonist of the Year" Ryan, Mack White, Judith McNicol, and a six-page fold-out by Craig ("Modern Arf") Yoe.
There'salso an eye-popping color section, led off by Carol Swain's "Family Circus" (not a reference to the syndicated strip but a character study of two young girls visiting a circus), with new work by Ivan Brunetti, Al Columbia, Sam Henderson, Mike Wartella, and Doug Allen. R. Si
Hotwire Comix is a full-throttle, kick-ass, jolt to the nervous system return to the glory days of underground/alternative comics before we all started to drown in 200-page graphic novels. Kicked off and edited by cartoonist Glenn Head (of the Snake Eyes anthologies)!