Among all his achievements, my favorite person and publisher Box Brown's I Think Of Demons / Sticky Icky Icky split book from Drippy Bones stood out as my favorite. These two tales read like short fiction and are executed with a quiet Gilbert Hernandez like confidence and power. Looking forward to next year when he will rule all these lists with his much-anticipated Andre book. (Posted on 3/13/14)
Box Brown's linework is getting to be as crazy-precise as Chris Ware's and his sense of coloring is every bit as stylistic and dramatic. But where Ware's work is built on sadness, Brown often taps into a weird sort of existential rage that is fascinating, sometimes unpredictable and yet still feels appropriate. Oh yeah, and this is a flip book.
(Posted on 7/13/13)