<<•>> edited by Hugh Frost & Leon Sadler <<•>>
One of the most anticipated works of 2013 makes its debut as the first major (Copacetic) comics release of 2014. The anthology's declared theme is: "An exploration of the ways in which network technologies mediate our experience of each other and our surroundings." Fans of Kramers Ergot in specific and PictureBox publications in general will find much to engage them here in this 224 page, 9 Pantone colour anthology featuring all new work from 35 leaders of contemporary narrative art locked in struggle with the dominant cultural paradigms. This struggle takes place in comics work of all stripes, from erotic embrace to violent rejection, from formal deconstructions to fun-filled fantasias. Take a minute to peruse the contributor list: Aidan Koch — Amalia Ulman — Angie Wang — Ben Mendelewicz — Blaise Larmee — Brenna Murphy — CF — Cody Cobb — Daniel Swan — Dmitry Sergeev — Gabriel Corbera — GHXYK2 — Hugh Frost — Jacob Ciocci — James Jarvis — Joseph Kelly — Jonas Delaborde — Jonathan Chandler — Jonny Negron — Julien Ceccaldi —Karn Piana — Kilian Eng — Lala Albert — Lando — Leon Sadler — Matthew Lock— Noel Freibert — Olivier Schrauwen — Robert Beatty — Sam Alden — Sammy Harkham — Simon Hanselmann — Stefan Sadler — Viktor Hachmang & Yuichi Yokoyama. Then head over to the original Kickstarter site for the project, where you can feast your eyes on plenty of preview art and further details. ADDED BONUS: Each copy of Mould Map 3 comes packaged together with 3 large posters and 3 prints. OUT OF STOCK (Looks like these are gone. Sorry...)
OK, we finally got our hands on this UK import (courtesy of Retrofit Comics Distro). Here's what the publisher has to say about it:
"A book about Europe and its possible futures.
Featuring newly commissioned comics, art and graphics from; Leon Sadler, Edwin Burdis, Daniel Swan, Michael Willis, Patrick Crotty, Grace Wilson, Dan Mitchell, Will Sweeney, Ed Fornieles, Brecht Vandenbroucke, Yannick Val Gesto with Eva Munz, Sany, Amalia Ulman, Hanna K, MOSA, Gwenaël Rattke, Stathis Tsemberlidis, Yuri Pattison, Suzanne Treister, Jody Barton, New Scenario, Stefan Sadler, Jonathan Djob Nkondo, Gabriel Corbera, Pierre Vanni, Roope Eronen and Viktor Hachmang. Contextualised by features on both near-future speculative / design fiction and historical counterculture movements including; Huw Wahl on 60s inflatable art collective Action Space, Federico Pagello on Frigidaire Magazine and comics of the radical left in 70s Italy, a selection of activist ephemera from the stock of Mayfair dealer Carl Williams at Maggs Brothers, Ingo Niermann in conversation with Matilda Tjäder about the origins and development of the Sternberg Solutions series, Dunne & Raby and the use of illustration within their United Micro Kingdoms project and finally a selection of works from the 2014 White Cube exhibition by Gilbert & George — Scapegoating Pictures For London. Edited by Hugh Frost & Leon Sadler. Graphic design by Hugh Frost."
Visit their page for a nice preview of what's in store: http://www.landfilleditions.com/mould-map-4
According to Breakdown Press, Berserker #1 is:
by Jon Chandler, Anya Davidson, Lando, Benjamin Marra, Lane Milburn, Hardeep Pandhal, and Alexander Tucker -- cover by Robert Beatty -- articles by Peter Bebergal, Adham Faramawy, Sammy Harkham, Joey Holder, Alan Jefferson, Phillip Serfaty, and Jamie Sutcliffe -- design by Leon Sadler -- edited by Tom Oldham and Jamie Sutcliffe
168 x 260mm -- 68 pages -- offset printed -- saddle stitched
Prepare your pathetic attempts at brains for the unfettered, multidimensional extra-sensory data blast that is Berserker! Join editor-in-chief, Low Priestess Kleax Nix Vizz, as she subjects your laughable mammalian forms to the manifest genius of cartoonists such as Jonathan Chandler, Anya Davidson, Benjamin Marra, Lane Milburn and Lando in a cosmic celebration of genre fiction in contemporary art, European science fiction comic anthologies, and The Mighty GOM the Galactic Gut. With contributions from Peter Bebergal and Adham Faramawy, Hardeep Pandhal and Jamie Sutcliffe, interviews with artists Robert Beatty and Joey Holder and design by Leon Sadler, Berserker is unchallenged in its universal dominance. ALL HAIL GOM! ALL HAIL GOM!
Berserker 1 was printed by offset lithography at Crystal Press in the UK.