WHY: GAZETA travels to far-away locales and pesters foreign nationals for art-comics. Sometimes, the comic that’s thrust into our hands makes us say ah! How did I live so long without this! This anthology aims to bring THAT feeling to YOU.
HOW/WHAT: GAZETA is a book crammed with 132 pages of crazy art comics from around the globe and you can choose your own cover color: Ron Rege’s haloes-and-trembling Blake-inspired cover can be gotten in pink with blue linework, or light blue with red linework. Buy one for $15, postage paid
WHO: IF YOU LOVE ART-COMICS YOU’VE HEARD OF SOME OF THESE FOLKS before, like Ron Rege,
and Dylan Horrocks (whose story “Cornucopia” is beautiful, and one of the first pieces he’s released in North America in years).
You may also be familiar with the Finnish pencil-wielding wizard Amanda Vahamaki, whose amazing Bun Field was published in 2009 by Drawn and Quarterly.
But surprises are waiting in GAZETA too: Get ready to be distressed, soothed and magnetized by the black-and-white prints of Havana’s Belkis Ayon
to be thrilled by the beautiful fat linework of Lisbon’s Andre Lemos
and confused/amazed by the otherworldly grids of Belgrade’s Aleksandar Opacic.
DIG ALSO: the Pasoliniesque real-life Roman renderings of Maurizio Ribichini
the chunky black-and-white fables of Bangkok/Singapore’s Sam Seens,
the fine pencilwork of illustrator and German-comics-collectivist Nora Krug
the wild path-making/path-breaking swelter-vision of Dunja Jankovic
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