A man searches for his lost teeth to complete his masterwork. Another embraces ghosts in an act of vengeance. Children escape from a ruined house to find a revelation. A wanderer leaves everything behind and discovers the infinite.
Part resignation letter, part manifesto, the stories in Zak Sally's Recidivist IV comprise a medium-defying visual experience of the freedom in obscurity.
Recidivist IV, a Best American Comics Notable Comic, is his masterpiece.
Zak Sally is a cartoonist, printmaker, publisher, musician and educator. He is best known for his book, Like a Dog (Fantagraphics), and his two comics series, Sammy the Mouse and Recidivist, the third volume of which received two Eisner Award nominations. In addition to his comics work, he played bass in the minimal rock band, Low. He is a native of Duluth, Minnesota, and currently owns and operates his own press, La Mano 21, in Minneapolis. His current ongoing projects include the completion of Sammy the Mouse and a comics biography of author Philip K. Dick.