Properties of SpearmintBy Diego Gerlach2014Diego Gerlach’s world is cohabited by freaks and schlubs who show you that being dirty is not a choice, but an inescapable truth. Don’t you realize that you are unclean from wallowing in both urban and suburban neighborhoods for far too long? If not, time to wise up and let Gilso, a sort of junkie Goofy, and Charlindo, a quaff-sporting weakling duck, lead you into inevitable lunacy that seeps with pot smoking law enforcement and a bum serving laced spearmint tea while sheltering a chupacabra.Gerlach’s frenetic drawings - echoing influences of Disney, Panter, and Sala - successfully push you into claustrophobic compositions that highlight tense relationships between humor and violence. This comic wants to visually bother you. Not in a malicious way - no, more like an interruption to make it perfectly known that nothing is right here. Gerlach has decided that no one really wins: we are all losers, even the best of us. So you might as well trip, fall, and enjoy your tongue scraping the earth.Diego Gerlach’s tumblr
For some time I thought about selling zines to people outside Brazil, but shipping costs are ridiculous, always more expensive than the zines themselves.
I’ve tried for some time to submit my stuff to North American publishers - not very successfully. :B I understand it’s probably and overcrowded territory for comics makers, but Ive thought I had to try.
Then I’ve sent a PDF of ‘Properties of Spearmint’ (a rough English translation of one of my latest zines) to Anthony Meloro and got a nice review.
There’s no phisical version of this zine as of yet.
Thanks for yr time, Anthony!
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