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11 September 2010 @ 08:51 pm
Justice from a photo booth  
A hard-hitting look at crime. Well, not really. This is a typically odd little story from Kim Deitch, taken in fact from his first underground comic, 1972's CORN FED. Deitch's work had earlier appeared in counter-culture newspapers like the EAST VILLAGE OTHER. I am strongly drawn to Dietch's work, not so much for the flat, almost hieroglyphic art as for his recurring obsession with a number of fascinating topics: urban legends and bits of history of a sordid and dubious nature, the seamy side of early Hollywood, X-FILES type goings-on, the world of the 1920s and 1930s, that sort of thing. You know, good stuff.