"The Name Itself Is the Thing Itself." This is the latest in a series of graphic missives from Chicago by Pittsburgh ex-pat, Arpad (#10 and perhaps even a few earlier issues are also still squirrelled away somewhere in our self-published section). Jinxremoving, is, as the title suggests, an act of personal-salvation through self-publishing. Beginning five or so years ago (our memory is a bit foggy on this point) when Arpad yet remained comfortably ensconced within the warm embrace of our fair city -- that's Pittsburgh, to you out-of-towners -- Jinxremoving was, initially, a more typical zine, filled with writings, photos and drawings. It has, over the past half-decade, gradually evolved to its present form of pure comics. And not just any comics. These are comics that are, at their core, and in a fairly unique way, meta-comics: comics about comics; in this case, about the process of self-discovery and self-invention through comics. The trick here, is that, for those comics readers who share some of Arpad's interests and characteristics, Jinxremoving can function as a vehicle for self-discovery as well: the more common ground shared with Arpad, the more powerful the vehicle (by the same token, those who share nothing with Arpad will likely have trouble even pulling away from the curb). Arpad is clearly an omnivorous comics reader who wears his heart on his sleeve; but he has a tendancy to wear his shirt inside out so sometimes it's hard to see. It may take a few reads to figure out where he's coming from, but if you can recognize his emotional and psychological "home town" and find that it shares something with your own, then, if you work your way backwards, and unroll the riddles, you may find yourself discovering places in your "neighborhood" that you never knew existed.