By Søren G. Mosdal (Slab-O-Concrete)
Not all comics are nice. Not all stories are cosy and comforting. This slim volume collecting some short strips by Danish cartoonist Søren Mosdal, are powerful, surreal to the point of absurdism, starkly, bleakly, casually violent yet unbelievably compelling vignettes of modern disassociation and spiritual isolation in an urban landscape of staggering indifference.
Mosdal’s intense, exaggerated drawing bristles with ill-suppressed animosity as he tells of getting drunk, getting stoned, getting laid and ultimately getting nowhere. Whether relating what I pray are not autobiographical everyday interludes or depicting the distressing adventures of Hans Drone (“The Greatest Writer of our Time!”), or any of the other misfits gathered here, Mosdal’s fevered works are unsettling but unforgivably intoxicating. If you’re old enough and strong enough, these beautiful, ugly stories are ready for you and absolutely worthy of your attention.
© 2001 Søren G. Mosdal. All Rights Reserved.