Published February 16, 2010 by Molly


Any kind of art that gets described as “zany” is either really good or REALLY bad. It’s one of those tricky adjectives. You have to proceed with caution when you encounter it.

Luckily! David Stromberg’s Baddies falls on the “really good” side of the zany divide. It has also been described, by everyone from the LA Times to Aimee Bender, as strange, eccentric, wonderful and darkly funny. The book reads like an especially polished sketchbook of witty cartoons and mini-narratives, some of them the visual equivalent of one-liners with Glen Baxter-ish captions like “Cosmonaut Oleg Grandolovichsky has opted not to return to the shuttle”. How droll!

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