Monday Suicide II
By Gabriel Corbera
Rife with absurdist humor, Gabriel Corbera’s comics invite the reader to follow an unnamed bespectacled man through a wasteland crawling with weird monsters and reflective musings. The strength in Corbera’s work relies on the surface simplicity of his gags. His protagonist is equal parts armchair philosopher (image 5), skilled fighter (image 9), and lost soul as he wanders his environment as perhaps the lone source of intelligence. Both comics hinge on searching for meaning in barren surroundings along with the anonymous lead.
Corbera’s visual language exhibits slight influences of Yuichi Yokoyama, but is more related to Sakichi Sato, especially with his attitude toward violence and droll humor. Cliched computer graphics also creep into the imagery - gradient halftones stiffly share space with inky figures and standard fonts remind you of DIY manga scanlations. Even the protagonist looks like he was born from minimalist Illustrator aesthetics. Another plus is how fluid Corbera renders subtle movements (smoking), action sequences, and contemplative monologues. It all adds up to a strange, but rewarding, experience that investigates and addresses the complex behaviors of solitary choices.
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Take advantage of cosmetic damage and buy Monday Suicide II for $3!
All books are entirely readable, they just had a hard time getting here from Spain. Bent/creased corners, ripping of the cover stock, mild warping, you know the drill.
Coming soon is MS2 Resurrection, a special riso limited edition!