Baltic Comics 22

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Straight outta Latvia, it's the latest issue of S!, the pint-size powerhouse Baltic Comics Magazine.  This time around the focus is fashion.  It makes sense that there would be a natural affinity between comics and fashion, and the works on display here in this collection bear that out;  it is one of the most consistently solid volumes yet produced by Biedreba Grafiskie Staski.  It presents fashion from a full specturm of angles, from it's effects on individuals and their self-perception and others' perception of them (most effectively by Marie Jacotey); form commodity fetishism (Anna DeFlorian), the view from the corporate suites (quite perceptively by Joseph P Kelly), and from many other points of view as well.  As always, this is an international anthology with a special focus on works from the Baltics.