Mere by CF / ISBN 9780982632741 / 184-page paperback, printed on different color stock / published by Picturebox / discounted but like new copies
In 2012, Providence-based artist and musician C.F. (Christopher Forgues) began to produce a series of more than a dozen zines, which he distributed via Twitter. Each zine offered a take on, and expansion upon, a classic comic strip genre-from crime and sci-fi to punk and sex-all of them infused throughout by C.F.'s absurdist humor and loose improvisatory drawing. Less than 50 copies of each zine were printed; needless to say, they sold out instantly. Collected here for the first time, they constitute a kind of bravura display of C.F.'s dexterity with pen and ink.