Escalator by Brandon S. Graham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Escalator is a series of short comics, all by Brandon Graham. Although I routinely read short science fiction stories and anthologies, it’s much rarer for me to come across comics anthologies. This collection contains some of Brandon’s oldest non-porn comics. I think it’s an interesting insight into his mind as well as look into how his work differed in the 1990s. A lot of is it autobiographical or semi-autobiographical and that adds a little something special to the stories as well.
One of my favorite aspects of this anthology is that after every few stories he has a page where he explains the story behind the comics. It’s the same insight I love when looking at works of art and since some of these stories are a little esoteric (at least in their endings or lack-thereof), it’s nice to have the explanations.