Spectacles

 SPEI   (Alternative, 1997-1998)

™ and ©1997 Jon Lewis

From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide:

A variety of stories by Jon Lewis (with some written by Leo Geistler). They are usually strange, and frequently very funny. There’s two series, “The Frost Changes,” full of Scandinavian folklore, false beards, reclusive rock stars, and musical hexes, and “The Shell Men,” a postapocalypse story in which animals talk and humans don’t, which is shaping up to be a major feat of the imagination. “Springing (A Society Farce),” about an ill-assorted group of roommates, is also notable, and there are other, shorter stories about possums and gators and getting up early. It’s also worth reading for the letter column (outstanding in #1, with Lewis answering letters from himself, mostly abusive), and for the “Things I Like” section, which has covered Glenn Gould, caddisfly larvae (“pretty amazing”), Thai soup, 1950s films, and sound-effects toys. This is an exhilarating read, on many levels. ~FC

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  2/1/1997
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  5/1/1997
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  9/1/1997
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  1/1/1998
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