Dare we believe our eyes? Yes! A new issue of Capacity is here, delivering page after page – 44 in all – of new pen & ink creations that transport readers into Theo Ellsworth's personal inner universe. Inspired graphomania that will turn your mind inside out in no time, Capacity #8 offers its readers a simultaneous unpacking of the reading experience as it occurs, making this issue a work of meta-comics. Employing his highly personal visual vocabulary, fabricated in the Thought Cloud Factory forges, and matching it with his own unique storytelling process, Mr. Ellsworth provides in these pages a voyage through the mind's eye that is also a hermeneutics of reading. Enjoy the trip!
Here it is 2008's book of the year, now back in print with an new cover. This hefty 336 page tome collects all seven issues of Mr. Ellsworth's fantastic self-published series of comics of the same name, (these have been big sellers here at Copacetic, but most, if not all, of them are now out of print) PLUS well over 100 pages of new -- and amazing -- material. This is a veritable jackpot of a book, and we commend the fine folks at Secret Acres for taking the chance on Theo and publishing it. It is packed with page after page of the most energetically imaginative pen and ink drawings we've ever seen. There's a hint of Moebius here, but really, when you get right down to it, this book makes us think that Ellsworth's body, despite residing in the northwest of the USA, has been occupied by a spirit from gothic Europe; probably that of a monkish scribe who produced illuminated manuscripts that contained detailed architectural renderings... and this spirit is pushing itself into our world through Theo's skillful hands, manifesting itself here in these fantastic pages of comics, which, the more you look at them the more they really do seem to start to come alive and enter into the mind and spirit of the reader. We strongly encourage you to visit www.artcapacity.com to help prepare yourself for the experience. Theo Ellsworth's talent is clearly working at maximum capacity.