Sacha Mardou is a natural born comics storyteller. Her pen & ink characters live and breath on the page. The situations they find themselves in, their reactions to them, and the way it all plays out in the pages of her comics works have a verisimilitude that few other comics creators can match. The Sky in Stereois her first foray into long form comics (i.e., a graphic novel). She's been at work on it for a number of years (she and her husband, fellow comics maker, Ted May are also raising a child, who was an infant at the start of Sky in Stereo) and has released two of it's chapters as successful stand-alone comics. Here in this...
Poetry Is Useless has arrived!Anders Nilsen's new 200+ page hardcover is chock-a-block with plenty of beautiful sketchbook scans mixed together with miscellanea in this sumptuous æsthetic free-for-all. We've only just taken our copies out of the box, and so don't have much to say yet besides, "Wow, nice!", but want to let people know that it's here.
We put together a quick preview, iuncluding eight full spreads, HERE. Take a moment to feast your eyes...
Speaking of "a whole new approach to comics," what better fits this description than MOME? To any readers who might have felt a creeping worry that MOME wouldn't be able to keep it up, that there simply wasn't enough high calibre new work being produced to keep MOME floating on its lofty plane, let us be first to say that these fears can be laid to rest with this issue, which is arguably the best yet. It starts off with a new Al Columbia piece that (finally) lives up to the promise of his outsized rep. "5:45 A.M." is a story which shows us that, yes, God is in the details. In a mere eight, actionless panels -- more or less a tableaux...
Krazy Kat aficionados have long placed its creator, George Herriman at or near the center of the development of comics and cartooning. A prodigious talent, and true comics pioneer – possessed of an unquestionable genius – he produced comics of startling fluidity; words, images and design each blending seamlessly, eachreinforcing andsupporting the other to create works of lasting strength and beauty. The concept of the intelligent vocalizing cartoon animal –the “funny animal” – that gave rise to Felix the Cat, Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Donald and Daffy Ducks and countless others was more or less forged by Herriman, who in the process opened...
Another impeccably surreal pantomime graphic novel from the unparalleledpen ofJim Woodring that takes us once again to the uncannyworld of Frank, Fran, Weathercraft and the Congress of the Animals. Written, illustrated and designed by Woodring, this hardcover edition of Poochytownis a sensual delight, while the work it transmits is an enlightening entertainment.
Yes, it has finally come to pass: Ed the Happy Clown is back in print in book form for the first time in decades, in what is likely to be the definitive edition. This is the ground breaking work that both put Chester Brown on the map and broadened the horizons of comics in the 1980s, causing a seismic shift in its landscape and charting a new direction away from heroic fantasy through a methodology that, in hindsight, can be seen to be – at least in some respects – a deconstruction of the psychological as well as epistemological underpinnings of that genre, which has since become dominated by corporate entertainment behemoths. Ed the Happy...
Boundless is a 248 assemblage composed of ninetales: World Class City;Body Pods;The Clairfree System;1. Jenny;Half Life;Darla!;bedbug;Sexcoven;Boundless. Each is possessed of itsown individual artistic personality, chosen to best visually convey the character of the story:rough and ready;smooth and silky;precise;loose;colorful;stark. Here, the real story is the way in which the taleis told. Decision embodied in line and composition.
Each of the pieces, while being a unique organic whole in and of itself, is part of a greater whole as well; part ofa tapestric unity. These stories deal with individuals alone, together and in groups. They...
Prepare to have your socks knocked off. Originally published in France in 2014, Jean-Michel Dupont and Mezzo's Love in Vain is the comics biography of this blues founding father that you've been dreaming of. Clearly drawing on R. Crumb's comics bios of blues greats such asCharley Patton, and inspired by the inking ofCharles Burns, this senusally produced, horizontally formatted graphic novelis a work befitting thelegend of Robert Johnson, perhaps the most storied bluesman of them all.
Check out this Google image search for a peek at what's in store... Amazing, right?
Paprika is a truly trippy, one-of-a-kind animé classic that we can guarantee you will want to watch more than once, both in order to fully appreciate what it is trying to say and simply to revel in its tour de force animation. Paprika seamlessly splices hand-painted cel animation with CGI to create a world of the not too distant future in which dreams and technology merge – with frightening and intellectually intriguing consequences. Taking Raymond Chandler's classic hard-boiled detective novel, The Big Sleep as his point of departure, director Kan adapts Yasutaka Tsutsui's original novel and weaves its intriguing tale of the merging of...
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