The year’s best-of lists get out of the gate with Heeb Magazine lists their top ten comics of 5767 starting with
1. Nick Bertozzi, The Salon (St. Martin’s Press)
Writer/artist Nick Bertozzi’s The Salon takes place in Paris, 1907 and features Picasso, Braque, Gertrude and Leo Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Erik Satie, all of whom banter about the Stein studio in intellectual and artistic cahootz. They collectively enjoy the pleasures of a special absinthe that opens a portal, which enables the imbiber to actually enter paintings. The catch? A blue-skinned banshee repeatedly escapes from this art-dimension while the portal is open to rip off the heads of modernist painters. The surreal shenanigans that ensue tickle right and left brains, delineating the origins of cubism by way of vivacious illustrations in a gorgeous muted palate.
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