This is the fifth volume in the series of young adult graphic biographies published by Hyperion under the ægis of The Center for Cartoon Studies, which reaches an important milestone here in that this volume is the first to be created by a graduate of their program, and as such provides proof postive that CCS is fulfilling its mission. Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller is the most substantial work yet in this series and represents its strongest artistic achievement. It runs for 86 full color pages, each of which works from a 16-panel grid in which all panels are either a single or a multiple of a uniform 1/16-page size....
2019 has now provided us with an embarrassment of riches: two deluxe hardcover Jaime Hernandez collections in one year! Here, a mere four months after Is This How You See Me?, we have Tonta, in all her glory (along with, of course, Viv and the rest of the clan). Tonta is yet another character that beamed down into our world from the Perfect Sphere of True Comics via Hernandez Teleportation Services, Inc. Debuting circa2012 (see below*) in a walk-on role, she now has her name on the marquee of a hardcover graphic novel. Who'd a thunk it?
Tonta was originally serialized in the pages of Love and Rockets: New Stories. It is presented here in a...
It doesn't get any better than this, folks. Over 300 pages of black and white comics intensity courtesy of the one-of-a-kind-pair ofArgentines-in-exile, José Muñoz and Carolos Sampayo. To the best of our knowledge, thestories that populate this volume hadnot beentranslatedintoEnglish before appearing here; almost certainly not the two 21st century stories, the existence of which we were not even aware. Alack Sinner: The Age of Disenchantmentoffers valuable perspectives on the United States, social,political and psychological, that you'll be hard pressed to find elsewhere in comics. And we don't even know where to begin on singing the...
It's hard to believe, but with this volume, the seventh in the new format, the repackaging of the first volume of Love and Rockets is now complete! While the first six volumes gave us the massive mythologies of Hoppers and Palomar, this issue collects all the odds 'n' ends and bric á brac that the fertile imaginations of los Bros unleashed when they were kicking back; as well as the story that started it all back in Love and Rockets #1, Gilbert Hernandez's BEM. Let us rhapsodize for a moment: It was with BEM that Gilbert Hernandez -- comics' own St. George -- slew the dragon of derivative, formulaic heroic fantasy comics by ripping out its...
They bought our dreams... and turned them into comics. Sixty years ago, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon and their cohorts at Prize Comics, asked readers to send them their dreams. Readers did and they were turned into comics. The Strange World of Your Dreams only lasted four issues, but that was enough to fill this book. Sporting a soft, spongy cover, it embodies a bit of visual punning in that it could be considered a surrealistic pillow, of sorts. Comics have been linked to dreams from their very beginnings, but the comics collected here might be the most explicit connection made between the trade-off between individual/personal dreaming and...
GIlbert Hernandez enthusiasts, aficionados, completists and collectors have reason to celebrate the release of Comics Dementia. Here, collected in a single volume, we have over 200 pages of GIlbert's wildest and wooliest comics, drawn together from hither and yon in the comics firmament. Not for the faint of heart or weak of mind, the work here is where Gilbert cuts loose and lets you have it, right in the eyes! So, hold onto your hats! 64 stories in all!
There's no point in trying to compete with Chris Ware's own description of his latest project, so we won't. Here it is:
_____Monograph by Chris Ware
Written by Chris Ware, Preface by Ira Glass, Introduction by Francoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman
A flabbergasting experiment in publishing hubris,Monographcharts the art and literary world's increasing tolerance for the language of the empathetic doodle directly through the work of one of its most esthetically constipated practitioners.
For thirty years, writer and artist (i.e. cartoonist) Chris Ware (b. 1967) has been testing the patience of readers and fine art fans with his complicated and...
Pulses raced throughout the shop as these meticulously designed and printed 11 5/8" x 12 1/4" hardcover books emerged from the box they were shipped in. This book is cover to cover fabulosity; not a square inch of wasted space is to be found. What we have on hand here are the more than 150 (!) full color – andwhatcolor! Katchor is revealed here to be a coloristpar excellence(think Pierre Bonnard) – full page strips Katchor has been producingsince 1988forMetropolis,the excellent and, crucially for our enjoyment of these Katchor strips, oversize magazine devoted to architecture, design and, as the name suggests, urban living. Rather than...
Approximate Hellhound, the arrival of which has been highly anticipated by the Copacetic Comics Co., is now standing tall on our trusty CD rack. Listening to this disc for the first time is an experience akin to that of suddenly realizing that the movie you inadvertently ended up watching at three in the morning has you riveted, and you find yourself thinking that it is the most amazing thing you've ever seen. The ten tracks on this discflow like a conversation, each one picking up where the other left off, generating a persuasive musical argument that drives its train of thought to the end of the line. Our favorites include: "Take What...
Not sure how it happened, but it did! The shop WILL be OPEN on Saturday, May 28 with a special guest-host running the shop. But then the shop will be CLOSED from Sunday, May 29 through Wednesday, June 1. As of this writing, the shop is expected to be OPEN once again as of Thursday, June 2. Any change in that date will be posted here.
There will also likely be delays in fulfilling internet orders, but we'll do our best to get them in the mail as soon as possible.
Our apologies for the inconvenience and/or delays.
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