We finally got our hands on some copies of the latest work by the award-winning, Japan-based, afrofuturist comics maker, Freddy Carrasco. GLEEM presents a series of linked stories over the course of 200+ pages of mostly black and white comics – but with some nice color work included for good measure. Carrasco's composition, linework and black placement really come together, resulting in page after page of exciting, visually satisfying comics. Another beautifully produced softcover edition from PEOW, complete with dustjacket.
Comics conoisseurs jonesing for some quality linearity may find what they're looking for here. Freddy Carrasco delivers the goods with a style that – without necessarily imputing any influences – shares qualities with Taiyo Matsumoto, Alex Toth, José Muñoz, Paul Pope, Brandon Graham, Ronald Wimberly and even a dash of Frank Miller.
You can dig a little deeper with Ayoola Solarin's review on Hyperallergic, HERE.
And, you can grab a look at a few pages at PEOW's page for this work, HERE.
Gone! – We hope to get this back in after the holidays, so please check back...