Fine artist Dave Cooper offers readers a window into the wobbly doll's house that is his mind's eye - the work in Bent gathers a diverse mix of imagery that is also strangely focused in its single-mindedness. Cooper continues to obsess over his bizarre procession of milky figures as they crawl and wriggle into hidden meadows, jungles and cities. Everything in this world seems to be undulating and overripe - the multi-coloured jelly vegetation, the billowing clouds and the twitching, agitated women, whether thin and sinewy or fat and bursting with doughy flesh.
Whenever Dave Cooper publishes a new book, I would be surprised if 90 percent of the other artists working in the comics field aren t embarrassed and intimidated by his imagination, originality, and drawing ability. --Geof Darrow, co-ccreator of Hard Boiled and Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot