Southern Grotesque is alive and well! In "Skunk Ape and other stories," Cartoonist Ryan Cook's comics show the seedy side of life in the humid haze of Florida's Gulf Coast. Like the sludge-covered, driving beat of any Southern rock classic, these stories roar along at freight train speeds. "Skunk Ape and other stories" is haunted by apocalyptic symbolism and buoyed by the tragic comedy of human existence. This special collection also offers a "behind the scenes" glimpse of the author's creative process.