Chris Cajero Cilla is the author of the 2010 cult classic graphic novel, The Heavy Hand, and this new book from FU Press is a collection of the artist’s short stories created over the past decade-plus.
Cilla’s absurdist humor takes center stage in this bouillabaisse of pieces that recalls the work of contemporary masters such as Matthew Thurber and Michael Deforge, as well as the unfettered id that permeates the great underground comix of the 1960s and 1970s. Cilla co-mingles a variety of styles and genres in the service of surrealist gems such as “Burp’s Law,” “Exqueezmeat,” and “Labyrinthectomy,” all of which will buoy you with a blissfully dull buzz, long after you’ve put it down.
WHO: Chris Cilla
WHAT: The Sleep Gas release party and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 5, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
Chris Cilla is a cartoonist and screenprinter from Tucson, AZ who currently lives in Portland, OR.
“Cilla’s singular comic book worldview: strange, dark, thick, big-nosed, slightly nightmarish and totally immersive — this is PURE COMICS, the real deal. I’ve long suspected that Chris Cilla is one of the best cartoonists around.” —Zak Sally (Like a Dog)Tags: Chris Cilla