#5 on Bubbles’ Favorite Single Issues of 2020
One of Panel Patter’s Favorite Comics of 2020
Recipient of a 2020 MICE Mini-Grant
IN THIS ISSUE: Abigail Knox explores the cobwebbed corners of her family tree after stumbling upon a familiar surname in a college textbook, in this issue’s main feature, “The Smoky Noon.”
PLUS: Noam fills in the gaps in his bootleg movie collection.
Fall 2020. 32 pages.
B&W interior with color covers.
Praise for Rodeo #2
“It’s a real page-turner. … It’s a good-looking comic, with the space to strut its stuff that it needs while still eschewing overt flashiness or forced stylization. Focus on what you do well, and continue to do better at it — that’s the philosophy at work here. … It’s one thing to surpass expectations as a newbie, quite another to manage to still do so an an established talent. Both are challenging enough in and of themselves in different respects, and both are challenges Salazar has passed with flying colors.” – Ryan C.’s Four Color Apocalypse
“Salazar refines his cartooning technique ever so slightly, but it’s in his ability to expand the depth of storytelling that makes this issue so impressive. … Rodeo feels personal; it’s well-executed, paced appropriately, and perhaps most impressive, tight. Impressive, especially considering this is only the second issue.” – Mike Baxter, Panel Patter
“This is a classic alt-comics form, but like Hartley Lin’s Pope Hats, I sense an awareness the author knows they can’t just mimic Optic Nerve, and there needs to be a greater sense of literary detail than an indie film’s sense of oblique storytelling. … At two issues in, the reading experience is defined by this sense that we’re savoring the potential, of Salazar as an artist, and of the story itself, and it’s both tempered and heightened by this knowledge that the author could totally fuck it up, but they haven’t yet. … I feel like if you’re into alt-comics this might be exactly the sort of thing you’re searching for.” – Brian Nicholson, Long Box Coffin
“Rodeo is one of the best one-person anthologies to come out this year and easily a favorite comic of me for 2020. From process to production, the work Evan is doing is very impressive. Whip smart and very funny- Rodeo is a must read.” – Strangers Fanzine
“Rodeo #2 is one of [our] favorite comics of 2020.” – Gutter Boys Podcast
Rodeo #1 • Rodeo #2 • Being a Stray Has Calloused My Paws Vol. 1 • Being a Stray Has Calloused My Paws Vol. 2 • The Ballad of Plain Jane Walker • Rodeo Etc./Extra • Trick Or Treat #2 • Bubbles #10 • Bubbles #11 • Zine Panique Numero Special • Rust Belt Review #2