Hitler would've called it degenerate art. It certainly depicts humanity's underbelly – Mr. Hyde rather than Dr. Jekyll. For nearly six years, this coterie of gifted local and national artists has held its jagged mirror up to the world and given us a bimonthly dose of the absurd, the whimsical, and the psychological. If you like linear narratives and punch lines, you may not have the stomach for these anti-comics. Vertigo, confusion, and claustrophobia leave the reader disoriented, but hungry for more. From Marcel Herms' violent ink splotches to Andrew Schoultz's fanciful flying elephants, Proper Gander illuminates the scary contours of our interior terra incognita. This is not the stuff of Sunday comics.
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