While we've been selling Architecture of an Atom in the shop since its initial release – and in fact hosted a release party for it – we, apparently, neglected to list it on the site. So, we are hereby rectifying the situation.
Juliacks is a multidisciplinary artist and, in fact, Architecture of an Atom is a work that spans all her disciplines. In addition to the – quite substantial – comics form it takes here, Architecture of an Atom also also comprises works in film, theater, performance, painting, drawing, print-making and possibly others! And so truly merits its designation as a gesamtkunstwerk – and effectively serves to update this term and bring it into the 21st century, as our lived environment today is so wildly different form that of the 19th century when this term was first coined.
Architecture of an Atom is a whirlwind portrait of a psyche coming to terms with its life and times. It can make for a difficult reading experience. Any reader looking for narrative or theme will likely struggle for some time and many readers will find the work opaque, yet those who are able to let go of demands and preconceptions of what a graphic novel should be may be rewarded by the experience of direct psychic confrontation that is on offer. Fans of Brecht Evens, and others, who feel like pushing even further into interiority should at least check this out, and the creator and publisher have both made that easy to do!
Juliacks has created a website that provides an overview of the project in its entirety, HERE. And publisher, 2dCloud has provided a very generous preview of the graphic novel, HERE. Check them out and see what you think! And, if you like what you see, we've made it a bit easier to take the plunge by offering an extra-strength discount on this fairly pricey – but quite hefty – tome.