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Test Tube

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Test Tube follows three people living in a faceless city of decrepit movie theaters, girlie nightclubs, and paper-thin apartment buildings. Within that stew, they are exposed to strange photographs, old cracked statues, cardboard cut-outs, and sexual mania. A stunning woman named Jill meets a white haired poet named Gene Dennel at the flea market. He invites her to collabo ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 22nd 2015 by Floating World Comics
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Refreshingly weird and primitive and dream-like. Maybe more of a 4-star kind of thing but I just really loved reading this right now, especially since it was recommended to me by Jon-Michael Frank.
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful. Transformative.
Mary Montgomery
Apr 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book was so weird it was almost unbelievable that the story ever came together as coherently as it did. I really like the character design and I went back and fourth on loving and hating the ambiguous shapes and blobs and textures within each panel, sometimes I liked to just look at how diverse and interesting they were, sometimes I just wanted to race through the more text heavy story panels without being distracted by the blobs. But I like that they were there overall and I think fit nice ...more
Jon McMahon
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
A singular realm warp.
Derek Royal
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really like this book, and perhaps more for Gonzalez's storytelling than his art. But even his style has its own appeal and -- is this an appropriate word? -- charm. But a very strange narrative...which is one of the reasons this appealed to me. Another one that I read for our recent publisher spotlight on Alternative Comics and co-op for the podcast. ...more
Erik Wirfs-Brock
Jan 21, 2016 rated it liked it
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Didn't quite come together for me writing wise, but still and enjoyable read. Felt very "Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron", making it stand out from the typical comic coming down the pipeline. The art almost feels tactile because the characters move through a universe surrounded by weird blobs. ...more
Woah... Gotta read this one again
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I did not expect to like it until I started the second part. The style and contents come together and leave the reader in trance.
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