When we think of the Galápagos Islands, we think of giant tortoises, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, finches, and the dim memory of a seventh-grade biology lesson on Charles Darwin’s visit to the islands in 1835 and the subsequent formation of his Theory of Natural Selection.
Chicago’s historically Swedish neighborhood, Andersonville, is known for many things—the Women & Children First Bookstore, Midsommarfest every June, warm glögg during the holiday season. But in Mary Kubica’s Don’t You Cry, it’s the site of a bizarre missing persons case.
To read Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Albina and the Dogmen is to careen through a surreal landscape on a mythic roller coaster. Bandits ride giant white hares. A clubfooted man transforms into a holy hound. An albino giantess goes toe-to-toe with death itself.