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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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Jan 03, 2018 Kevin rated it it was amazing
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.
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
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
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