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The collected CityMouth strips from the master of underground British comix, Hunt Emerson.
They’re big mouths, each with a city inside. They’re infested with classical ruins, a sort of architectural vermin. They suffer from all the ills of modern urban settlements – pollution, traffic gridlock, suburban sprawl – and in addition they have the aggressive competitiveness of medieval city-states.
Town-planning meets dentistry with hilarious results. Where a photo of Buster Keaton gradually evolves into a giant mouth, where Godzilla is a dentist smashing cities to bits; joined by other mouths, their insides filled with buildings, eventually forming separate civilizations, interconnected by transportation and destroyed by nuclear war. Hunt Emerson creates a bizarre world, mirroring our own, yet not attempting to derive any sense from it.
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“His mind works on a level untouched by most humans.”