4chan Saves Lives / SUICIDE COMICS
By Travis Nikolai and Thomas J Gamble
SMP No. 21 & 22 | 36 pages, staple-bound split-zine
4chan Saves Lives / SUICIDE COMICS is the first ever split-zine produced by Social Malpractice Publishing. It features the work of two emerging artists currently based in Portland, Or, Travis Nikolai and Thomas J Gamble. Nikolai's contribution, 4chan Saves Lives, is a fascinating exploration of the artist's relationship to performance, cosplay, materialism, and the sprawling abyss that is 4chan's /b/ board. Reading from the opposite diretion, Thomas J Gamble's SUICIDE COMICS presents abject imagery in the form of terribly dark comic panels that explore suicide to distastefully comic ends.