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I read THICKNESS #2

5 Oct

by Mike Hansen

I got the heads-up on a new erotic-comix anthology that debuted at APE last weekend, and it is GLORIOUS (Glory-hole-ous?).

Thickness #2 is a gorgeous package that lives up to its name. It contains two-color stories by some amazing cartoonists, most of which I was unfamiliar with, but I’m glad I am now, because this comic is wall-to-wall Awesome. Seeing several different stories, in radically different styles, was like mainlining Real Comix after several weeks of mostly reading tame superhero fare.

Brandon Graham Thickness 2 p 1-2

Brandon Graham's story "Dirty Deeds" spreads for us

Co-publisher Michael DeForge does a sweet front cover and a lovely, twisted story about gender called “College Girl by Night.” It reminds me of the more unusual and adult manga I’d occasionally see in Afternoon magazine, back when I was a manga editor. DeForge has a clean, minimalist style that blends well with his pacing and writing. I’m looking forward to seeing more from him.

The stories Continue reading

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