How's this for value: the complete 360 page graphic novel in hardcover for the same price as the 160 page Book One in softcover issued by Fantagraphics a couple years back? Not only that, but this edition completes Kim Thompson's excellent translation that he started for Book One. Originally published in six volumes in France between 1996 and 2004, this edition represents the first time the complete story has appeared in English. As readers of David B.'s recently released Babel already know, he is a formidable graphic stylist with a strong and sure line and a great sense of how to use blacks to create a balanced page. Epileptic is the...
The sub-title does not lie: this book isindeed chock full of tales of mischief. In fact, there are21 full color 6 page comics featuring Akissi & Co. getting into all sorts of trouble, both in their home stomping grounds in theYopougon neighborhood of Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)and out in the country at Akissi's nan and granpap's rural digs, where the natural world plays a larger part in the shenanigans. These are kids comics par excellence; think Dennis the Menace without the hyperbole. In Akissi, the world of childhood comes alive on the page: the zany antics, the interactions of children withtheir parents and peers, the...
#3 is finally here! Those of you who bought the first two issuesdon't need us to tell you anything more than that. For the rest of you, well... Tongues is the next large canvas production by the creator of Big Questions, Anders Nilsen. As with Big Questions, it requires committed readers who will sign up for the long haul, as there are many years to go yet before we reach the conclusion of this epic, multi-layered narrative. But, based on the evidence of the first three issues, it is sure to be a most rewarding comics excursion. A sophisticated blend of myth, legend, current events, geopolitics, philosophy and science fiction, all artfully...
We've only just cracked this open here at Copacetic, and even though we can't deliver our report on it just yet, we want to get it up on the site for all those who were wowed by Yearly 2018 and want to start digging in to this year's installment, especially given that there's quite a bit to dig in to this time around: 80 magazine-size (8 1/2" x 11") pages, along with a 32 page 5" x 5" insert – all in full color!
We'll be back with our report once we've managed to absorb it all... but that might take awhile. Meanwhile, here it is!
At long last, a book edition – and a swell hardcover, no less – collecting Ethan Rilly's excellent Pope Hats series (issues 2, 3 & 5). Only, it turns out, Ethan Rilly is really... Hartley Lin*! So, now we have Young Frances by Hartley Lin. A finely crafted tale of young urbanites navigating the worlds of work and life as they come of age in 21st centuryNorth America. Recommended.
Don't want to take our word for it? Then how about these wordsfromsomeone whose opinion is worth paying attention to:
"Young Frances is a meditation on work and meaning. Its depiction of corporate culture and the finesse required to exist within it feels...
The first thing that came to mind when lifting the first copy of Rusty Brownout ofthe shipping case upon its arrivalis that this volumehas the heft – and then some –and feel of the Frank King Walt & Skeezix collections, collecting the classic Gasoline Alley strips,that Mr. Ware has been long been assembling and designing for D & Q, grafted on to the design of the original Jimmy Corrigan hardcover. This 356 page, full color, horizontally formatted graphic omnibus by Chris Ware is set to provide a substantial reading experience to all who crack its covers. And, speaking of covers, Ware has once again designed a complex, diagrammatic,...
Principles derived in classical antiquity and then revived during the renaissance are given a new lease on life in comics (Renaissance II: Comics?) through the work of Frank Santoro.The Golden Section,Dynamic Symmetry, andplenty moreare all incorporated into the underlying structure of his work, and nowhere more so than here. The completePompeiigraphic novel premiered at this year's SPX, a year after its first chapter had appeared as a limited edition risograph at last year's SPX (and which went on to sell out in the blink of an eye). The book's look and feel transmits an æsthetic charge even before it is opened to reveal a 144 page work,...
(Book Four in the New Edition of the collected Love and Rockets) Yes! The next two volumes in the fantastic new packaging of the One True Classic of Modern American Comics have arrived ahead of schedule. We can hardly believe it, but are pleased to report that these two are, if possible, even more wonderful than the first two. Human Diastrophism contains the entirety of the graphic novel of that name along with many other classic shorter works including "Chelo's Burden."
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One comics creator whose work can truly be appreciated by all ages is Carl Barks. Here is another splendiferous hardcover volume in the fifteen-year Fantagraphics Books project of bringing the entirety of his work for The Walt Disney Company back into print in a complete, thirty-volume edition of The Carl Barks Library. This is the sixth volume to be released (but is the eighth position, chronologically speaking, of the series as they are being released out of order) so it looks like we're a fifth of the way there. In this volume readers will get the chance to enjoy Barksian takes on the world of 1949 in graphic novellas such as the...
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