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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Barrel House #2

Barrel House #224 pages, digest size

PO Box 1421
Oshkosh WI 54903

Pus Drunk written by R. Lee and illustrated by Dug Belan. This illustrated story can only be autobiographical, so it's about R. Lee when he was 17 and got a job in a landscape gardening gang. The thing is, is that he is a 'particularly rotten and mean-spirited kid' who has some weird kind of Tourette's Syndrome. Hard physical work is the only thing that can alleviate this, but even that mostly doesn't work. The story relentlessly drags you along since you are just waiting for one of the other landscape gardening dudes to snap and punch his lights out. Will it happen? Something has to happen, and does. This is worth your time.

Reviewer Stuart Stratuhas been Publisher of Sick Puppy Comix , Atomiser, and now Blackguard. Loves to review both comix and zines. See "Reveiwers" for address info.

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