Scrublands (2014) A collection of absurdity and stoner-life vignettes by South African newcomer Joe Daly, Scrublands is packed with witty puffs about art, veggie conventions, and Bruce… Fantagraphics Books
Book Review

Scrublands (2014)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Writer: John Daly; Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

A collection of absurdity and stoner-life vignettes by South African newcomer Joe Daly, Scrublands is packed with witty puffs about art, veggie conventions, and Bruce Springsteen's scalp. Plus, lots of strange depictions of childbirth — high times, indeed.

For Fans of...
R. Crumb, Daniel Clowes.

Does It Deliver?
Worth a toke. The silent ''Prebaby'' showcases Daly's command of storytelling; ''My Beach Community'' reveals a warm, keen POV. When sensibilities combine, he'll be smokin'.

Originally posted Jun 16, 2006 Published in issue #883 Jun 23, 2006 Order article reprints