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Weird Comic Book Alert [May. 26th, 2004|10:01 am]
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Title: Amy & Jordan
Author: Mark Beyer (Pantheon Books, 2004)
Genre: Graphic Novel / Humor
Rating: 7 out of 10

So, who's this Mark Beyer character?

Mark Beyer is a self-taught outsider in the sequential arts realm. His graphical work, notorious for appearing in free weeklies from the late 1980s to early 1990s, consists of surreal, subterranean-inspired comic strips.

"The Glass Thief," by Mark Beyer

Now on bookshelves is Amy & Jordan, a black-and-white hardcover collection of Beyer's popular "Amy & Jordan" series. It's a bleak (even "goth") compilation which almost certainly isn't for everyone, but compelling just the same.

For fans of James Kochalka's Deadbear: Circus Detective who like their comics macabre, Amy & Jordan is the perfect compliment.