Leslie Stein’s Present is an Abstract Treasure

Present Leslie Stein (Writer and Artist) Drawn & Quarterly October, 2017 Leslie Stein’s Present has garnered the kind of praise that an artist can only dream of. “Like Kandinsky illustrating Virginia Woolf” reads a blurb by The Globe and Mail on the back of the book.  Everyone everywhere, from Paste magazine to The Comics Journal seems to be raving about her tiny abstract figures, the splashes of colors across each page, and her unique lettering. What the reviews don’t mention is that getting used to Stein’s idiosyncratic style is a bit of a learning curve (albeit a pleasant one),...

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