FUTURE IS NOW by Leo Quievreux
I’ve reviewed a couple of Kus! (pronounced koosh!) comics in the past, namely Kuba Woynarowski’s The Story of Gardens, and Being by Martins Zutis, both of which came damn close to making it on my “best of” list for the year, so I was very excited to check out more from this Latvian mini-comics house when publisher David Schilter contacted me. Perhaps the best way for me to describe this book to my (mostly American) audience is to say that it’s like analog Latvian street art depicting the literal financial meltdown. It contains this apocryphal non-linear imagery and free-floating Ben Bernanke text, full of spot-on analogies and Eastern European design iconography. I really liked it. Grade A-.