Portraits In Everyday Hopelessness : “Troubled Mankind Of The Modern South”


Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

It’s hot down south.

Hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk, they tell me. Hot enough to melt the ice pack wrapped around little Jimmy Bob’s broken shoulder. Hot enough to send those armadillos scurrying across the blacktop really fast. Hot enough to make you do something crazy.

Veteran cartoonist Jeff Zenick, who’s made a habit of turning up in interesting places doing very interesting things when you least expect it, is probably the perfect person to capture the essence of what makes those run afoul of the law in Dixie do what they do simply because his astute observational skills not only capture every detail of a person’s face, but also what informs every line, every wrinkle, every cut, every bruise on it — in short, he draws real people that have been through some real shit. There is a tinge, I suppose, of the exotic…

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One response to “Portraits In Everyday Hopelessness : “Troubled Mankind Of The Modern South”

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 6/25/18 — 7/1/18 | Through the Shattered Lens

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