Not My Small Diary #19: Unexplained Events Edited by Delaine Derry Green, 104 pgs.

This is an anthology of comics about mysterious occurrences and otherworldly encounters—unexplained events, one might say. Forty-three artists illustrate their real-life experiences with the supernatural or simply inexplicable, including ghostly run-ins, cryptid sightings, and crossings into the dreamworld. There’s a little of everything in this anthology, really. Some comics are just a frame or two depicting a peculiar moment, a memory just a little too unsettling to shrug off completely, while others are multi-page miniature ghost stories. The artists themselves are clearly divided between skeptics and true believers, with pieces ranging in tone from cute and goofy to dead fucking serious. A few images are genuinely horrifying (all I’m going to say is “masturbating kobold in the crawlspace”). Definitely a cool way to check out the work of a whole lot of modern comic artists, and maybe a way to research the possibilities of realities beyond our comprehension, depending on your personal beliefs. –Indiana Laub (Self-published, mysmallwebpage.com)

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