Angel (5th Series)

 ANG5   (Hi-Horse, 2004)

ô and © 2004 Bishakh K. Som

Superb, fine-line art from Bishakh K. Som frames personal human tales that appear to be set in a day-after-tomorrow type of future. Spaceships and cyborgs wonít steal any thunder from the flying lines of conflict and misunderstandings when a hungover gay friend proposes marriage to a young woman amid party litter with her mother as witness. Itís the personal scope that will draw the same readership as Adrian Tomine; a concerned audience that empathizes with both the strange and the sensitive. Particularly moving is a letter to a lover written against the violence of an automobile careening down an embankment.

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