Comics Time: Pixu I

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Pixu I

Gabriel Bá, Becky Cloonan, Vasilis Lolos, Fåbio Moon, writers/artists

self-published, July 2008

48 pages

$8

Buy it from Khepri.com

The second group effort from partners Becky Cloonan & Vasilis Lolos and brothers Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá following their anthology with Rafael Grampa, 5, Pixu is more of a true collaboration. Though each artist is telling a separate story, they’re all telling interlocking horror stories about people living in an apartment house where, apparently, sinister forces are afoot. It’s kind of like Uzumaki with a scribble instead of a spiral, crossed with Four Rooms, only not crappy.

Good, in fact. While I think the inkier half of the group, Lolos and Cloonan, will ultimately produce more disconcerting images – Cloonan already served up shots of vomit, the eating of human hair, and a Stephen Gammell-esque screaming skull that have me on edge – all four seem on track to yield solid, creepy short horror stories, effective work in a genre Western comics touch all too infrequently and ineffectively.

2 Responses to Comics Time: Pixu I

  1. Rickey Purdin says:

    Thank you for allowing your blog, at least for today and at least for me, to be like when DC and Marvel let fans “vote” on who would win in fights during their crossover! EEEE!

    Also, I just read the first Uzumaki this past week based on your recommendation and it now has the title of “First comic to give me a nightmare.” I read it RIGHT before bed, so that may have had something to do with it. But I’m sure images like the mom clipping her fingerprints off and the dad morphing into a spiral probably helped.

    I’m going right this second to buy Pixu on the Khepri site. Thanks!

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