Dwight has just been released from prison and dropped into 1979 New York. Tony has just moved to New York from a small, quiet Canadian town. The City is bankrupt. Nancy Reagan’s War on Drugs is raining crack cocaine on Essex St. And the term “gentrification” is noodling its way into real estate parlance. In this setting, survival is unlikely. Redemption is out of the question. And two very unlikely paths are about to cross. When not following Dwight, Snapshots from the Shooting Gallery tells the tales of a small ensemble of proud immigrants, savvy native New Yorkers, hopeful young students, and indefatigable community activists. And yet... in Pete Friedrich’s graphic novel, Snapshots from the Shooting Gallery, anything’s possible. A fixture in the underground comic book scene who witnessed first-hand the profound instability of New York City in the 1980s, Friedrich, a student of Will Eisner’s, has scratched out the gritty romance in his quill-and-brush style, the first two chapters of which appear in this issue of Gotcha! The story is supplemented by verité photographs, showing a side of New York never before exposed. Snapshots, a 128 page graphic novel, will be serialized over 6 issues of Gotcha! Published by Look Mom, Comics!
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