Graham Annable’s follow up to his Harvey-nominated Grickle, Further Grickle collects beautiful stories in which devilish comedy and eye-watering art enclose a rich, chocolatey center of sad poetry and bruised but intact innocence. Annable has been creating these stories for his own satisfaction concurrent with his commercial animation work, and it shows in their intimate, conversational tone and wholly personal outlook. The skills honed at his day job are just as evident in the deft, fluid way he puts his stylish figures through their paces — it’s like listening to the eloquent solo improvisations of a jazz musician who has sharpened his chops playing every night in the band. Even several panels of an Annable character just sitting still at a table practically glitter with life and cartoon joy.
2002 YALSA Best Graphic Novel for Young Adults nominee
2002 Harvey Awards nominee — Best New Talent
128 page black and white paperback with color covers
Alternative Comics, 2003