Naptime, the latest work by man-about-town-with-pen-ink-and-paper, Nate "Grixly" McDonough, is, art-wise, perhaps his strongest outing to date. Get ready for a well crafted read, assembled with generally heavier line weights and heavier blacks than in standard Grixly product -- which this is not, being a 72-page, 8 1/2" x 11", squarebound volume. Nate doesn't hold back in this gleeful presentation of the darkness lying beneath the veneer of personal propriety and social convention. While the thread that ties together the elements of the story into a cohesive whole may be occasionally lost from sight, due to the dense and at times opaque narrative, the enjoyment of following the visuals never diminishes. Readers will be propelled through to the end regardless, and are likely to be challenged in the process -- before each coming to their own conclusions at the story’s terminus.
PLUS: Bonus pinups by Nathaniel Taylor & Nick Vincenti and a swell back cover by Jonas Goonface!
And, of course, given that this is a Grixly Production, it is bargain priced!