(W/A/CA) Casanova Frankenstein
In Tad Martin: Tears of the Leather-bound Saints, Cassanova Frankenstein invades the straight world with his madcap ink line and macabre vision. When the author's coolly detached avatar gets fired from his shitty manual labor job, he spits bitter truths about insidious corporate greed and the soul-crushing rat race. From there, in a series of emotionally raw vignettes, he offers glimpses into his rough upbringing, from his dysfunctional home life to his childhood insecurities and racial anxieties - ultimately revealing the roots of his punk sensibility. A deeply vulnerable work from a true comics outsider.