Zograf, Aleksander – Psychonaut #1
Hello and welcome to another episode of “we already know all about this guy”. I know, I’m about 5 years too late to be introducing this guy to anybody, but there is a chance that some of you out there might not have heard of him, and that would be a shame. These comics are a combination of tales of his life in Serbia before, during and after the war along with his hypnagogic (half dreaming, half awake) visions. He’s most famous for Life Under Sanctions, or at least that’s what I thought until I saw the other books that he has on Amazon. Great, another person who has a whole body of work that I would love to see and me with no money. Anyway, I can’t recommend this guy enough. He has a completely unique and honest view of the world around him and the bizarre and horrifying things that were happening in his land. If you like Joe Sacco (and who doesn’t like Joe Sacco?), then you’ll love this guy. I think Joe at least knew about this guy, as there aren’t that many “reporters” in the comics world. Not that that’s exactly what he did, but it’s the closest thing I can think of to describe it. These comics are cheap, buy a couple of them and see for yourself if you want to take the plunge with the bigger books.