I’ll give you a list of some of the names and you tell me if this is worth your while: Jim Woodring, Pat Moriarity, Robert Crumb, Rick Veitch, David Lasky, Eric Theriault, Jeremy Eaton, and Aleksander Zograf. Granted, there were a few names that I didn’t recognize at all, but there were all kinds of interesting dreams in here. Come on, tell me that you’re not wondering if Jim Woodring’s sleeping mind is as fascinating as his waking one. It’s an odd mix from all over the world and, as with any anthology, some things work and some things don’t, but what this has over the other anthologies is that everything is… unprotected, in a way. Sleeping is out most vulnerable state and everything listed in here is honest, even if some it’s kind of dull. Well worth a look, if only to see what these people dream about…
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.