Husk

    (Lucky Cobra, 2005)
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Self-taught artist and Xeric winner Albert Benjamin Thompson’s Husk presents an intriguing assortment of poetic prose, sequential art and pin-up illustration characterized by abstraction, surrealism, odd humor and existential pain. Mostly pen and ink work, Husk juxtaposes finely detailed landscapes of desolation with comical stories about the lost and confused. While the emotional range doesn’t vary much from angst and despair, and the visual style reinforces a sense of futility and hopelessness, Husk manages to avoid monotony and depression with sly wit and a flair for irreverence.

— Leland Burrill

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