Seattle: Fantagraphics, 1994-95. Saddle-stapled comic. Light shelfwear. Very good.
Each issue approx. 40 pp. plus semi-glossy color covers, b&w interiors. Alex is the story of failed dreams and the consequences faced by a man who discovers that accomplishing his career goals are no route to inner peace. It is a story about the redemptive power of art, and about how fleeting those chances for redemption can be in a society that emphasizes different values.