THE COMPLETE STRANGE GROWTHS, 1991-1997 by Jenny Zervakis
Jenny Zervakis was part of a wave of underground, do-it-yourself cartoonists who came of age during the Zine Revolution of the 1990’s. At a time when most “alternative comics” were loud, abrasive, and sarcastic, Jenny’s autobiographical zine, Strange Growths, was warm, understated, and emotionally bare. Now, for the first time, these inspirational and groundbreaking comics have been collected in book form. The Complete Strange Growths, 1991-1997 gathers the first thirteen issues in their entirety, plus a selection of rare comics from anthologies, and a new interview with Jenny, conducted by Robert Clough.
The collection includes such classic stories as “Neanderthal Romance,” “Double Yolk,” “Silent Passenger,” “Penguin Feeding,” and many more. 240 page softcover, full color covers, black and white interiors, with an introduction by John Porcellino and a new interview with Jenny, conducted by Robert Clough. (Spit and a Half)
“Book of the year.” — Frank Santoro (Comics Workshop)
“Book of the year.” –Ron Regé, Jr. (The Cartoon Utopia)