Another amazing 2-in-1 volume of comics and illustration. This time around the theme is hysteria and it's the biggest issue yet (a sign of the times?) It is another sumptuously designed and printed volume in which each page is a pleasure. Featuring covers by Max and Karine Bernadou, comics by – among others – Luke Pearson, Dustin Harbin, Jose Domingo, Philippa Rice, Zack Soto and the aforementioned Ms. Bernadou, and illustrations by Rebecca Dart, Sam Chivers, Kenard Pak, Jim Rugg, and many, many others, this is a book to savor one page at a time. Feast your eyes on these pics of a few select spreads.
A sharply drawn pen & ink fable from the celebrated Spanish cartoonist, Max (the pen name of Francesc Capdevila Gisbert), Vapor is sure to please* comics æsthetes the world over.
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*especially now that we are offering it at a SUPER SALE PRICE!
Spain's rockin' rebel cartoonist (Peter Pank, The Extended Dream of Mr. D) has at last found his true voice, and it is unveiled in this full color hardcover collection just published in the US by Fantagraphics. Max shamelessly commits artistic miscegenation by wildly mixing a dischordant variety of artistic traditions. First and foremeost he digs deep in drawing on his roots in classical European art -- from Füssli and Goya to Dali and Ernst -- then he mixes it up with eastern mystical religious tropes, and contemporary European and North American comics and cartooning styles ranging all over the map from Dupuy & Berberian to Mattotti to Julie Doucet to Chris Ware, all unmistakably imprinted with Max's own deft style. We encourage you to take a look, and, to further entice you, we're offering this one at a special price; but only for this first batch!
The title has it right: This is an extended (or perhaps extensive would have been better) dream. It is an adventure story, but it is an adventure that could only take place in a dream. The narratvie really captures the ineffability of dream world dream logic, where one place transfroms into another and suddenly you become someone else and they become yet another and you keep trying to figure out what's going on but before you can things have changed yet again... Anything and everything goes here, yet it all connects somehow and the dreamer's very soul is at stake. The sumptuous art and surreal story perfectly complement one another in this truly far out tale by the Spanish cartoonist, Max.