Davis, Phonzie – Negative Too


Negative Too

Really, I don’t have any Phonzie Davis comics on this website? Amazing. I’ve been seeing his work for years, but apparently only in anthologies. Anyway, there’s a warning right on the front of this one: “This is a Phreak-Hop Anti-Comik!” Meaning, I guess, that I don’t have to review it as a regular comic, as it just barely resembles one. It’s mostly wordless with two stories that are both visually gorgeous in a messy, frantic sort of way. With no panels and very little structure, it’s obvious that Phonzie is trying his own thing here, and kudos to him for it. As for what the stories mean, here’s where I get to sound stupid, as I’m still trying to figure that part out. The first story is about the world of rap stars after hours, dealing with the women going in and out of that world, and apparently one of them at least is capable of eating you alive. The second story, um… punt? My guess is that it’s about a young man, falsely accused, who’s about to get executed and all the various public reactions to that fact. Or I’m totally wrong on both of these stories, but hey, at least I’m trying. Regardless, it’s worth a look just to stare at that incredible art and try to figure out what the hell is going on. $2

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