Morgenmuffel #15 by Isy
You know, for somebody as overtly socially conscious as Isy, itâ€™s surprising how little preaching she has in her books about any chosen cause. Sure, she mentions corporate greed, oil and veganism, but she manages to pull it off in a very accessible way. This issue is more of the same, which is a good thing, in case that wasnâ€™t clear. It mostly talks about her summer vacation of 2006, with her meandering to all sorts of places. Also included in here are a diary about a trip to the lake (illustrated, of course), a history of the Cowley Club, some zine recommendations, games to kill time on long road trips and various drinking games. My favorite, which I suppose isnâ€™t a game really, deals with tequila shots. For you youngsters out there, generally Iâ€™ve seen it as licking salt (usually off your hand, but creativity is encouraged), drinking the shot, then biting down on a lemon. Apparently in Leeds they snort the salt, drink the shot and then squirt the lemon in their eye. As an American, I am shamed by our collective wussiness once again. The only â€œproblemâ€ I had with this issue is that her panel layout is occasionally impossible to follow, as arrows canâ€™t always help tell you where to go next if whole panels are left out of the map. Still, the stories she tells are usually about various travels, where itâ€™s not essential to get everything in a linear order anyway. Just wanted to throw a bit of negativity into an otherwise glowing review.