This giant-size (10" x 13") hardcover volume is the latest from the self proclaimed (and coiner of the term) paintoonist, Jerry Moriarty. This intriguing work is rendered in a combination of rich, fully saturated color oil paintings, bare-bones black & white pen and ink drawings – along with some that include watercolor highlights – combinations of text with black and white reproductions of drawings and paintings (à la newspaper stories) and more! You won't find another work like it!
Moriarty came to the attention of the comics world with his signature series, Jack Survives, which was published in Art Spiegelman & Francois Mouly's Raw Magazine back in the 1980s, and he has been busy blurring the boundaries between cartooning and painting ever since. Here in the pages of Visual Crime, he brings his 83 years on this planet fully to bear on this insightful look at art's place in the world.