Danica Novgorodoff

  • Aidan Koch’s After Nothing Comes

    After Nothing Comes, by Aidan Koch. Toronto: Koyama Press, 2016. 112 pages.

    AIDAN KOCH’S exquisitely drawn comics in this collected volume of six zines exist in the space between the seen and the obscured, memory and amnesia, speech and silence, comics and “fine art.” Koch’s visual and textual vocabulary is full of palimpsests, fragments, snippets of conversation, and partial landscapes. Her experimental pieces can be called comics insofar as they are contained by a grid on the page (usually) and combine text with images. But their sequential structure is harder to pin down, and the stories do