Closser, like his more contemporary influences such as Tony Millionaire or R. Sykoriak, for example, puts together a book that feels as if it's from a bygone era. With Closser, this is not post modern revisionism, unlike his contemporary influences, or, rather, the revisionism or post modernism of it all is the moxy to do work in the style of classic newspaper adventure/'humor strips where the goal is no more or less than to tell a good story that works for both adults and children. Not so much that Closser is seeking to follow in the footsteps of the newspaper comic strip cartoonist heroes of the past, but. rather, he seeks the things they sought. TOMMY LOST could easily turn to corn, but the delicate balancing act between nostalgia and solid story telling is consistently maintained making it fresh and timeless, which is impressive. But more importantly: it's fun.