Semi-autobiographical and thoroughly warped, this tiptoe through the work of cartoonist turned animator Bill Plympton will delight existing fans -- many of whom first encountered him on MTV or Fox TV's short-lived The Edge
(1992-93) -- and might
make him some new ones. More than just a collection of his greatest hits, this strange trip down memory lane employs a cartoon version of Plympton himself to string together a series of shorts and excerpts from longer works (including a snippet of Plympton's little-seen, positively David Lynchian
live-action feature J. Lyle
), with behind-the-scenes recollections and commentary. Plympton's grotesque, occasiona...