FF1989: Blite

Blite by Phil Elliott.

Phil Elliott is part of that British Fast Fiction/Escape generation, but has perhaps had less published in the US than others in that crowd…

It’s a collection of shorter stories mostly featuring the “Gimbley” character. I think you could describe them as having a sort dream logic, but what strikes me after reading these stories again is that they seem to have more of a drunk logic.

And not always a very happy drunk.

There’s also jokes.

The artwork shifts between having an Yves Chaland vibe to having more of a Bob de Moor thing going on. So we’re mostly in BD land, but we also get the very un-BD panels like the ones above. This type of zip-a-toning is a bit Eddie Campbell-ish?

This post is part of the Fantagraphics Floppies series.

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