Our pals at Floating Worlds in Portland, Oregon have published the first monograph of illustration and graphic design work by this Swedish artist. This pint-sized portfolio publication packs a wallop. It's diminutive dimensions – A5 (a tad over 5" x 8") – are more than made up for by the full flat color on all of it's 64 pages. It's a tad on the pricey side, but it's a limited edition of 1000 copies, so one day it may seem cheap at today's price (especially once the Copacetic discount is factored in). There's more than a hint of Moebius influence here, but to this we say, "Hurray!" This is a side of comics we haven't been seeing as much of as we'd like of late, and with Moebius gone, we sorely want to see his legacy live on. And, of course, there's plenty of other sources flowing into the work on display here, all of which are synthesized into a contemporary sensibility that is Mr. Eng's own. Here's hoping that he finds his way to producing (or at least inspiring) some comics in this same mold.
Fans of Object 5 will be pleased by this oversize, full color hardcover that presents the fantastic art to excellent advantage. Learn more with this "book trailer" on Vimeo. This is the signed and numbered, limited (200 copies) edition which has a (small) tipped in signature plate. ONE LEFT!