Graphic Novel

Tense
Lucy Lippard
Kunstverein Amsterdam - 12.00€ -

Tense is a never-realised publication, written and composed by Lucy Lippard and Jerry Kearns in 1984, that only now has been released in a very limited run on our imprint. The book accompanied the exhibition Top Stories, which took a closer look at the 29 issues of the prose periodical with the same title, founded in the late 1970s by Anne Turyn. Top Stories was dedicated to fiction by emerging women artists and writers from that time. Tense was originally intended to become part of the series as well, but never made it to print. It was only recently – during the making of the exhibition at Amsterdam’s Kunstverein – that the original mock-up was retrieved from the editor’s archives and finally sent off to the printer.

40 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, English

Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Octavia E. Butler
Abrams Comicarts - 17.50€ -

In this graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, the author portrays a searing vision of America's future. In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher's daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith.

In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher's daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith.

Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was a renowned African American author who was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. Since her death, sales of her books have increased enormously as the issues she addressed in her Afro-futuristic feminist novels and short fiction have only become more relevant. Damian Duffy, author of Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation and Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, is a cartoonist, scholar, writer, and teacher. He holds a MS and PhD in library and information sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is on faculty. John Jennings is the curator of the Megascope list and illustrator of the graphic-novel adaptations of Octavia E. Butler's Kindred and Parable of the Sower. He is a professor of media and cultural studies at the University of California, Riverside.

Published July 2021

The Trojan Women
Anne Carson, Rosanna Bruno
New Directions Publishing - 20.00€ -

A fantastic comic-book collaboration between the artist Rosanna Bruno and the poet Anne Carson, based on Euripides’s famous tragedy.

The Trojan Women, follows the fates of Hekabe, Andromache, and Kassandra after Troy has been sacked and all its men killed. This collaboration between the visual artist Rosanna Bruno and the poet and classicist Anne Carson attempts to give a genuine representation of how human beings are affected by warfare. Therefore, all the characters take the form of animals (except Kassandra, whose mind is in another world).

Post-Comics. Beyond Comics,Illustration and the Graphic Novel
Sébastien Conard (ed.)
het balanseer - 22.00€ -  out of stock

‘Post-comics are much more than just another way of making or telling comics. What post-comics are doing is transferring the art of comics to different fields, different contexts, if not different artistic, cultural, technological and industrial worlds. These new environments may challenge post- comics the same way they themselves have challenged their initial comics setting.’ Jan Baetens 

Chronosis
Reza Negarestani, Keith Tilford, Robin Mackay
Urbanomic - 20.00€ -  out of stock

Approaching the comic medium as a supercollider for achieving maximum abstraction, in Chronosis artist Keith Tilford and philosopher Reza Negarestani create a graphically stunning and conceptually explosive universe in which the worlds of pop culture, modern art, philosophy, science fiction, and theoretical physics crash into one another.

Taking place after the catastrophic advent of the birth of time, Chronosis narrates the story of a sprawling multiverse at the center of which monazzeins, the monks of an esoteric time-cult, attempt to build bridges between the many fragmented tribes and histories of multiple possible worlds. Across a series of dizzying overlapping stories we glimpse worlds where time flows backward, where the universe can be recreated every five minutes, or where rigid facts are washed away by the tides of an infinite ocean of possibility.

A unique fusion of comics culture and philosophical cogitation, this conceptually and visually mind-expanding tale takes the reader on a dizzying rollercoaster ride through time, space, and thought.

This volume contains the entire Chronosis series in full color, along with additional background materials including early sketches, script notes, and alternative covers.

Stuck Rubber Baby
Howard Cruse
First Second Books - 22.00€ -

As a young gay man leading a closeted life in the 1960s American South, Toland Polk tries his best to keep a low profile, until he finds himself unexpectedly drawn to a lively community of civil rights activists, folk singers, and night club performers. Emboldened by his new friends, he joins local protests and even finds the courage to venture into a gay bar. No longer content to stay on the sidelines, Toland takes a stand against bigotry. But in Clayfield, Alabama, that can be dangerous--even deadly. Painstakingly researched and exquisitely illustrated, Stuck Rubber Baby is a groundbreaking graphic novel that draws on Howard Cruse's experience coming of age and coming out in 1960s Birmingham, Alabama. Just in time for its 25th anniversary, this rich and moving tale of identity and resistance is back in print--complete with unpublished archival material and a behind-the-scenes look at the author's creative process.

Howard Cruse's career as an underground cartoonist was launched during the 1970s, and in 1980 he served as the founding editor of the groundbreaking Gay Comix series. His comic strip Wendel was serialized in the Advocate through much of the 1980s. Stuck Rubber Baby, his most widely known work, was the winner of Eisner and Harvey Awards in the U.S. and (in translation) a Comics Critics Award in Spain, a Luchs Award in Germany, and a Prix de la critique at the International Comics Festival in Angoulême, France.

Published 2020. 

Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation ( hardback)
Octavia Butler
Abrams Comicarts - 24.00€ -  out of stock

In this graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, the author portrays a searing vision of America's future. In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher's daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith.

In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher's daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith.

Delirium
Baptiste Virot
Animal Press - 35.00€ -

The humor in Delirium seems a cross between the classic comic strip gags of Ernie Bushmiller and the theatrical absurdity of Monty Python, with a dose of Jim Woodring’s colorful, acid-trip antics thrown in as well.

What makes these strips special is that they achieve things that can only be done in comics; Virot’s mastery of the medium’s fundamental mechanics (timing, composition, closure) is matched only by his unbounded imagination. But for all of its absurdity, Virot captures simple moments of undeniable humor and pure joy with simple punchlines and and unexpected twists.

This makes Delirium a unique and special work that excels on two levels: a formal experiment that pushes the visual language of comics to dazzling and frantic limits, as well as a deeply satisfying and laugh-out-loud compendium of surrealist set-ups and visual one-liners.

Dilara: Warrior Sorceress
Benjamnin AE Filby & Amy TIipper-Hale
Ditto Press - 13.00€ -  out of stock

“Dilara: Warrior Sorceress” is a traditional 70s style comic where Dilara is a superhero, a warrior queen with magical powers, living in a floating castle in a sea of the skulls of her opponents.

We join Dilara on an adventure through time and space, kidnapping a glam metal band and teaming up with historical figures to save the world from calamity. The comic is drawn by Benjamin Filby with a story by fantasy writer Amy Tipper-Hale. All of the characters have been styled by Dilara Findikoglu.

It features everyone's favourite fashion designer transformed in to a warrior queen using her magical powers to save the world. Drawn by Benjamin AE Filby and written by Amy Tipper-Hale, this comic is printed in a limited edition of 250.

Pulp paper
Golden centre spread
Deluxe cover with gold inks
28 pgs, 24 × 16 cm, Softcover, 2017

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