Inspired by the works of Harvey Pekar -- with whom he has been compared --Jonathan Baylis's So Buttons #2 features six autobiographical stories, wry observations on marriage, Vietnam, Republicans, Forrest J. Ackerman and John Lennon.
The book's opener, "So... She Married Me Anyway," relates the moments leading up to the author's intended elopement, and is a perfect example of Baylis's prowess as a storyteller, deftly handling the layers of emotions that accompany such an auspicious event with his signature economy and restraint.
In the collection's tour de force "So... I'm Standing on the Deck of the USS Intrepid," Baylis revisits the historic battleship with his uncle, who served on the ship during Vietnam.
Four additional tales round out the collection.
With a cover by T.J. Kirsch (Uncle Slam Fights Back by Oni Press), So Buttons #2 features color and black-and-white interior art by Kirsch, David Beyer Jr. (Tales of the Starlight Drive-In by Image Comics), and award-winning illustrator Tim Ogline.
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"Baylis' observations and anecdotes are AMUSING AND REVEALING... Smartly paced... Reminiscent of Harvey Pekar's work' --Sequart.com
"Don't let Baylis fool you. Yes, his comics are funny, but I read them for the quiet, human moments that will stick with you long after you've finished reading."
-- Nick Bertozzi, "The Salon"