The storytelling in “Anime” is a fair bit more complex, and the artwork is more refined, though only slightly. The character study of a Japanophile uncomfortable in her own skin and native country relies more heavily on dialogue to draw a full and sympathetic portrait of its protagonist, but Alden still knows when to let the silence take over. The result is two thematically divergent, but devastatingly human portraits from an emerging cartoonist displaying the sort of storytelling and artistic restraint that often only comes after years of toiling away at the drawing board. Alden is a talent to watch.
New 60-page mini, titled Hollow, that I’ll be debuting at TCAF. It’s the first installment of a longer work that I’d like to serialize throughtout the year. Published by Colosse, with sexy two-color risograph covers. Table 139