PRINTED MATERIAL BY J. K. JOHNSON
[comics by Jeff Johnson 1988-1992] This is a collection of comics originally printed as zines in 1990-91: Filth, Symbiosis, Reality, Communion and The Moon in the Man. Two unfinished works are included; Felicity part one, written by the author's deceased ex, and seventeen pages of the titular 1995 graphic novel that, had it not been abandoned, intended to deal with the germinal time and place from which the rest of these 200 pages originated.
This is the second of the seven-volume series from 2014 called 'Be Still. Keep Moving,' a collection of word and picture essays billed as 'Self-Help for the High-Risk Set.'
'Duh: a book' is an exquisite corpse. Its bloated head is a book of possible futures; this is stitched to a anorectic torso of thinly fictionalized memoir. The legs which connect them to the ground are the essays which wander from the personal to the universal in their restless quest to confess all the sins of mankind.