Underground cartoonist Carlos Gonzalez returns with Scab County, a new western comic book about two travelers who fall into extremely bad company on the wild frontier. This dark tale ventures into bleak landscapes, revealing a horror that leads to madness.
Carlos Gonzalez is a deeply inspirational figure in the underground comics and music scene. He has created a vast body of DIY work including the 500 page sci-fi opus, Slime Freak, experimental films shot on VHS, and a number of cassettes recorded with his musical project, Russian Tsarlag. His comics have been published in anthologies like Kramers Ergot 6 and his artwork has been exhibited in galleries with members of Fort Thunder. Test Tube was nominated for an Ignatz award for Outstanding Minicomic.
Praise for Carlos’ previous book, Test Tube.
“Test Tube is a work of genius. With the power of 1,000,000 VHS tapes ejected from a dream, this erotic masterpiece will f*** your brain up forever!” – Matthew Thurber (1-800 Mice, Infomaniacs)
“Test Tube is so full of mind-bending art and visual energy that it almost defies description.” – Anya Davidson (School Spirits, Band For Life)
“Essential.” – Dan Nadel
“Test Tube is the sort of grimy, surreal comic, full of odd characters and odder ideas, that make underground comics so appealing.” – Atomic Books
“The immersive tour de force here will make you laugh not necessarily through gags, but by sheer surreal weirdness.” – Seattle Weekly
“(Gonzalez reveals) a frantic spectacle of evolutionary science fiction that serves as an earnest appeal for poetic truth. Test Tube seems to argue that we have the ability to evolve, but we won’t.” – Comic Bastards