Please Destroy My Enemies By Michael Sweater

This collection of comics by tattoo and comic artist Michael Sweater has me catching hints of Gary Larson’s The Far Side subversive cute animal absurdism, Matt Groening’s Life in Hell bone-dry deadpan, and bits of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes pre-adult philosophical inquiry. Sweater manages to make his usual choice of four or so panels count with enough biting humor to catch one’s attention, but is also capable of experimenting a bit and expanding into a couple of succinct “multi-day” arcs when the urge moves him. Overall, a fun read for people who need some relatable weirdness in their lives. –Adrian Salas (Silver Sprocket, 1057 Valencia St., SF, CA 94110, Silversprocket.com)