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66 – these yams are delicious
12.4.2010, 2:40 pm
Filed under: comix, fiction, zines

These yams are delicious / Sam Sharpe
Chicago, IL : Viewotron Press, c2009.
[MCL call number: ZINE 741.5973 SHARPE 2009; six copies, no holds]

A frustrated cartoonist is trying to work, but is interrupted at his drafting table by his cat.  And then he is interrupted again by his cat, this time wearing a space helmet and accompanied by, um, his cat.  The cartoonist and the cat and the cat with the space helmet are then joined by the cartoonist in a space helmet, who reveals that they’re visiting from the future.  Unfortunately, the frustrated cartoonist’s future self is a little cranky, and not very interested in giving counsel on what the future brings.

Sam Sharpe’s cartooning is beautiful, clear, and effective; and the story is so short, sweet, and odd that I found it merited re-reading several times, pretty much immediately.


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