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...
Incomplete Worksprovides, indirectly, an intimate, informative, entertaining portrait of the artist as a young cartoonist – who goes on to age gracefully and productively – with a large degree of creative independence – into marriage, fatherhood and middle-age (which is no small feat). It does so while simultaneously fulfilling its primary function of being a treasure trove of short comics of all stripes. Auto-bio, fantasy, literary, historical, humorous, scientific, and meta-physical comics can each be found here, all handledby Horrockswith dextrous aplomb. That he has been able to accomplish all this may have something to due with his...
Finally, another Gilbert volume in the updated format of the complete Love and Rockets Library collection.Luba and HerFamilymarks the tenth volume in the series. The 228 pages of comics in this volume encompass Gilbert's work fromMeasles#1 - 8,New Love#1 - 6,Luba#1 - 4 andLuba's Comics & Stories#1. Savor and enjoy.
The latest from essayist, novelist and provocateur, Geoff Dyer has arrived! White Sands is the record of a simultaneous intellectual, philosophical, artistic and physical journey. Here's a NYTimes review of White Sandsthat is full of embedded links that are worth following and will allow you to continue on your journey to this book, should you so choose...
Unstable Molecules is one of the best graphic novels Marvel has produced... well, possibly, ever, but, to hedge our bets, let’s say, "in quite awhile." In any event, it is like nothing Marvel has ever produced in the past. It is a textual analysis of comics done in comics, and it is one of the finest ever produced -- certainly the finest ever produced by Marvel! It should be considered in the context of Understanding Comics and Hicksville as much as the Fantastic Four. Telling the "true" story of the "real people" that the Fantastic Four were based on, this book is a work of metacomics and a dream come true for students of narrative theory...
Charles Burns has been creating and publishing his own unique brand of finely polished comics of life on the edge of sanity for well over thirty years.He forged an instantly recognizable pen and ink style from his earliest outings on, one that has influenced legions of comickers and illustrators (and writers and filmmakers) around the globe.He was a key contributor toRAW Magazineand helped redefine, as well as expand the boundaries of, comics during the 1980s. He has produced numerous genre-defying works such asEl Borbah,Big Baby, andBlack Hole– and he's still going strong!Sugar Skullis the third and final volume in the trilogy that began...
Unreal City is D.J. Bryant's first solo book (that we are aware of). Some Copacetic customers willbe familiar with the secondstory in this collection, as it originally appeared in MOME #19. This 21 pagestory, "Evelyn Dalton-Hoyt", is his brutally brilliant re-envisionment of "Driven to Destruction" by Steve Ditko (which, for all you comics collectors and scholars out there, isin the February 1972 [V.2#4]issue ofHaunted, from Charlton),in which an explicit (very) sexual subtext for the characters is supplied by Bryant's vivid imagination and conveyed through hishigh octane pencilling and inking, the combination of which may generate a...
Anyone wanting to get a feel for the "60s" art scene in Europe and how it intersected with the pop/camp axis emerging in the US, need look no further that this spectacular retrospective edition of Guy Peellaert's one-of-a-kind comics masterwork,The Adventures of Jodelle. Landing at an intersection of the lines emerging from Jack Kirby and Stan Lee's epic collaborations of the FF and Thor, the pop art of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, and Jean Luc Godard's take on American culture,The Adventures of Jodellewas an instant smash on the continent that reverberated to the shores of the US as well, with its influence here most largely felt in...
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