Hahn, Richard – Lumakick #1
I’m suspicious of this book. I don’t mean that in a negative way, but supposedly this is the first comic by Richard. The thing is that it’s one of the best things I’ve seen all year, and I’m writing this on the last day of 2002. Precise, meticulous artwork combined with stories that just sing, whether or not they have words… It’s an incredible accomplishment. Three cheers to the good people at the Xeric Foundation for giving this man as much money as he needed to do this. What’s the comic about? Well, there are several stories in it. Some silent, some not. There are stories about insomnia, loneliness, love, poetry… Mostly everything worth writing about. And then there are the one page strips with Clemensa and Tessio, perfectly timed comedic breaks for when things get too serious. Go to his website, see just about the best art I’ve seen all year and buy this book.