“There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about comics– what they are, what they aren’t: “literary”, “Art”, etc etc. That’s all fine, but sometimes we get books like “The Heavy Hand” by cartoonists like Chris Cilla, and all of that talk is rendered moot–  this book is a ridiculously potent distillation of Cilla’s singular comic book worldview: strange, dark, thick, big-nosed, slightly nightmarish and totally immersive– this is PURE COMICS, the real deal. I’ve long suspected that Chris Cilla is one of the best cartoonists around, and now the proof is here, for all to see. I know I will not read a better comic this year (and maybe not this decade). “The Heavy Hand” is a fucking triumph.” – Zak Sally


coming this month (fingers crossed)