Club Queen Rat King by Emma Louthan
$3, 20 pages. Two color, riso printed. 5.5 x 4
Emma Louthan ups the ante with each new publication and this is easily her best work yet in a catalog that's well above perfect. Louthan expands her world of imagery and fleshy characters into a just-almost-cartoony realm. But the detailed, weighty line that made her earlier books such a pleasure isn't discarded. This comics, beautifully printed and priced at $3 (??), is an incredible little package and worth everyone's time. Louthan's earlier work should have been on everyone's radar, and the incredible energy and forward looking pulse of this book is, for lack of a better word, inspiring! This book is fun, beautiful stuff.