<<•>> edited by Alex Spiro; introduction by Paul Gravett <<•>> art by Stuart Kolakovic, Mikkel Sommers, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Luke Best, Rob Hunter, Jon McNaught, Ben Newman, Andrew Rae, Luke Pearson, Jack Teagle, Jon Boam, Jakob Hindrichs, Clayton Junior, Daniel Locke, Isabel Greenberg, Mike Bertino, Nick White, Rui Tenreiro, Sean Hudson, Luc Melanson, Katia Fouquet, Yeji Yun, Matthew Lyons & Liesbeth De Stercke <<•>> The fine folks at the London-based NoBrow Ltd. have produced their first anthology, and it's a doozy! Editor, Alex Spiro has assembled twenty-four artists and, with a nod to The Book of Genesis, asked each of them to "take on seven pages to tell their tales of the creation of everything." As those who are familiar with the NoBrow works on display here at Copacetic already know, their publications are finely crafted and produced in an engaged, hands-on manner, in keeping with the company's stated aim "to place a renewed focus on quality in print." The company maintains a special focus on hand-separated planes of flat color that gives their entire catalogue a wholly unique feel, and now, with A Graphic Cosmogony, they have produced an amazing 176 page hardcover volume – by a large margin the most ambitious assemblage they have yet to produce – that will pop your eyes out and knock your socks off! It's hot off the press and it's here. Check it out. BACK IN PRINT!!! and... NOW AT A SPECIAL WELCOME BACK PRICE!
<<•>> edited & designed by Sam Arthur & Alex Spiro <<•>> Look no further, the brain blasting book to beat is here. Nobrow 6 is a double dose of doppelganger doubling that takes full advantage of the "69" format. 64 double page spreads each tackle this issue's theme of "The Double". Start with Tom Gauld's cover for the "Comics" side and then, when you reach the center pivot – Robert Hunter's "Anchor Point" – you flip the book over mid-strip and then continue with the "Illustration" side, concluding with Gwenola Carrere's cover; or vice versa, if you prefer. The fabulous flat planar color of the Nobrow house style is in full effect throughout, and is, as always, an æsthetic treat. The real thrill here comes from the integration of comics into Nobrow's flagship title. Here's our vote for it's continuance. Contributor's include Kevin Huizenga, Michael DeForge, Joseph Lambert, Luke Pearson, Blanquet, and many other fine comickers, including the pole star in the Nobrow firmament, Jon McNaught. Make sure you pick this up and look through it. You won't want to put it down.
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editing, art direction and design: Sam Arthur and Alex Spiro
This is the second of the new NoBrow double-sided, flip-cover format. Half fabulous doublepage-spread illustration, half way cool four-page comics stories, NoBrow 7 is all good. This volume's theme is "Brave New World" and all the various interpretations that can be made of that theme. The comics section is full of surprises, beginning with a new one-pager by the elusive Joost Swarte it continues with page after muted, flat color page of fresh, new work by the likes of Michael DeForge, Eleanor Davis, Joseph Lambert, Luke Pearson, Jillian Tamaki, Tom Gauld, and many others including yet another stylistic experiment from Anders Nilsen, before finishing up with a dash of continuity in the clever recapitulative pair of "Space Cadet" strips by a new-to-us creator, Andrew Rea, that combines the theme of last issue ("The Double") with this issue's "Brave New World." On the illustration front, there are thirty vibrant spreads by a group of amazing artists the name of most of whom will be unfamiliar to Copacetic customers – now – but after checking out their work here, they will transformed into names worth remembering; among them, Angie Wang, Ana Galvañ, Céline Desrumaux, Sergi Solons, Lotta Nieminen, Mayumi Otero and Robert Mackenzie – just for starters.