NOTHING WHATSOEVER ALL OUT IN THE OPEN by Akino Kondoh
This collection of three stories by Akino Kondoh presents some of the cartoonist and animator’s best known work for Ax, Japan’s premier venue for alternative manga, and a recent story about life in New York City.
Quiet stories of contemplation, mixed with the surreal strangeness just beyond conscious thought: pushing events into the background until you forget what they were, a girl feeling a strange presence as she goes to sleep, and losing part of yourself in preparing for someone’s return. 50 pages, 7″ x 10″, black and white interiors. (Retrofit/Big Planet)