The inaugural title in the Sparkplug Minis series, Hungry Summer follows several characters’ interactions with Baba Yaga, a supernatural figure with roots in Slavic folklore. An ambiguous, witch-like character, Baba Yaga resides deep in the woods and has the ability to bless and curse in equal measure: a popped-collar bro who insults her is turned into a ghost, while someone who assists her with her heavy bag gains the ability to cough up jewelry. Craw’s scratchy but deliberate linework imparts a degree of realism to the otherworldly narrative while preserving its ambiguity.
Read a short review of Hungry Summer (along with a number of other minicomics) by Rob Kirby on his blog.
Here’s another short review from The Comics Journal.
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