Bare Foot Riot

    (Giant Robot, 2005)
™ and ©2005 Martin Cendreda

Martin Cendreda’s got a much-tighter sketchbook than most artists, and the material contained in its pages is similarly focused. That’s not to say it isn’t full of random portraits, notional cartoons and pictures of Vanilla Ice in a track uniform (at least that’s what it looks like…) but the thoughts in Cendreda’s head are more clarified and expressive than the typical sketchbook in which drawings start as a seed and bloom from there.

Here, they spring fully-formed from the forehead of Zeus, or Cendreda, whoever’s willing to claim authorship. The art itself is a thin-line style very typical of Fantagraphics, though it’s not actually a Fantagraphics book, but the product of Giant Robot.

— Brendan McGinley
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