Yoshiharu Tsuge’s The Man Without Talent is simultaneously an elegy and a critique of a way of being, but most of all it is an immersive experience not to be forgotten. As in much of his work, Tsuge allows his own experiences to inform the tales he created for The Man Without Talent, and doing so clearly served to amplify the degree of verisimilitude and lifelikeness of the people, places and episodes depicted (and seeimngly, but perhaps ironically, simultaneously provides a commentary on the creator's sense of self worth).
Tsuge dolefully, yet expertly, conjures up a vivid world of misfits and oddballs living on the edge of society in...
Anyone who has been meaning to check outDash Shaw's mysteriously meanderingmeditation on the Americanization of reality, now has an opportunity to take the plunge for a fraction of the original cost, as itis now ON SALE – Cheap!
Here's what we had to say about it upon it's publication in April 2013:It gradually emerges in the reading of Dash Shaw’s latest epic,New School, that the title refers not to the "New School", the physical location that figures in the story, but rather to a new school of comics, and that the establishment of this new school of comics is what this book is about as much as the story it tells; or perhaps it is more...
At last, the good news has arrived!
The Offical Breakdown Press Release sayeth:
223 x 312mm -- 240 pages --offset printed -- softcover
"Read any GOOD BOOKS lately, punk?"
For the first time ever,Good News Bible: The Complete Deadline Strips of Shaky Kanecollects Shaky Kane's complete comic strips and illustrations from the ground-breaking British counter-culture magazine, Deadline, which between 1988 and 1995 spawned Jamie Hewlett's Tank Girl and launched dozens of cartoonists' careers.
Drenched in wry wit, Kane's politically charged, hallucinatory, Jack Kirby-infused punk cartoons crackle with intensity and bombast, remaining as relevant...
A story that required years of fermentation to arrive at its requisite form, Pittsburgh is a comics meditation on family and identity that unfolds within a complex matrix of time, place and self as it is inscribed within memory. On the surface, it is a memoir of the artist's parents' courtship, marriage and divorce – and its reverberations through his life. There are also the supporting tales of two sets of grandparents and the crucial involvement of a neighborhood friend, as well as the mute chorus of the family dog. This surface is structurally undergirded by substantial formal constructions of great depth that connect this singular tale...
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Reid Paley's now classic 1999 debut solo LP, Lucky's Tune has at long last been released on (140g) vinyl, in a limited, SIGNED, gatefold edition of 1000 copies from Demon Records in the UK.
A key architect of the Pittsburgh punk scene, among whose many roles were show promoter, gig securer, venue locator, press liaison, actor in the seminal Pittsburgh punk film, Debt Begins at Twenty and, oh yeah, being the front man for Pittsburgh's greatest punk band (which later relocated to Boston), THE FIVE, Reid has gone on to have a lengthy solo career, based in Brooklyn, NY where he continues to write, record and perform his unique...
Wejust got our hands ona big stack of this great comics anthology from 2005 that is a celebration of all things lesbian and gay, with a strong focus on the former. Editor, Jennifer Camper did an excellent job putting this one together, as thereis an amazing selectionof great, hard-to-find, black and white comics squeezed into this 88 page anthology by both well and lesser known creators. This anthology also includes arare instance of the cartoon jam: "The Party" features Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse, Diane DiMassa, Rupert Kinnard, Alison Bechdel and Ivan Velez, Jr. letting their inhibitions fly!
Only a few left...
How To Be Drawn has arrived! The latest volume of poetry by Pittsburgh's own MacArthur Fellow, Terrance Hayes, this 100 page collection is divided into three parts, each composed of ten pieces (decalogues?) --Troubled Bodies; Invisible Souls; A Circling Mind -- followed by an epiloguical closer. While firmly grounded in Hayes's own personal landscape, the thirty-one poems collected here roam the world, from "Russia's red-light districts" to New York's Chinatown, explore histories and cultures, and celebrate a cornucopia of creators and creative forms -- most abundantly, musicians and music; most succinctly, writers and writing; and, most...
This 248-page black & white 7.5" x 9.25" softcover is the fifth volume of Locas stories by Jaime Hernandez; and the eighth overall, the other three collecting Gilbert's Palomar stories. Esperanza picks up where 2010’s Penny Century collection left off in collecting the the stories from the second volume of Love and Rockets – the comic book size series that ran from 2000 through 2007. Together, the two volumes collect everything Locas up through #19, the second to last issue of the series (#20, the last issue, presents the full color story that originally ran in the New York Times, along with a second, off-format story of Maggie's...
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