Dec 27, 2013
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Life Zone, along with Simon’s other 2013 output, makes Wired Magazine’s “Best Comics of 2013” list.  Check out the list here and buy Life Zone here.
“Crude stoner comedy and horror drug trips are presented in a hazy, sleazy, disgustingly cartoony aesthetic in Hanselmann’s work, and beneath the uncomfortably dark humor are even darker thoughts and feelings about friendships, mental illness and adulthood. There’s an amorality to the characters that is never condemned nor reveled in, but rather is examined with an eye both compassionate and ever-ready to cut to the bone. Hanselmann has been bravely open about drawing on his own experiences with self-destructive behavior, depression, and drug use for inspiration in the strip, and though his style is cartoony and the humor often absurd, his work does feel lived in, authentic in a way that matters.”
-Jason Michelitch

Life Zone, along with Simon’s other 2013 output, makes Wired Magazine’s “Best Comics of 2013” list.  Check out the list here and buy Life Zone here.

Crude stoner comedy and horror drug trips are presented in a hazy, sleazy, disgustingly cartoony aesthetic in Hanselmann’s work, and beneath the uncomfortably dark humor are even darker thoughts and feelings about friendships, mental illness and adulthood. There’s an amorality to the characters that is never condemned nor reveled in, but rather is examined with an eye both compassionate and ever-ready to cut to the bone. Hanselmann has been bravely open about drawing on his own experiences with self-destructive behavior, depression, and drug use for inspiration in the strip, and though his style is cartoony and the humor often absurd, his work does feel lived in, authentic in a way that matters.”

-Jason Michelitch

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