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Daniel Clowes – Eightball (1989-2004)

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Eightball is an alternative comic book series written and drawn by Daniel Clowes. The first issue was published by Fantagraphics Books in 1989. It has, since the 1990s, consistently been among the best-selling independently authored comics.

Alienation is a recurring theme in the series. Clowes is also known for nuanced dialog and character delineation that is distinctly at odds with the broad approach stereotypically associated with comics.

The first extended piece serialized in Eightball was Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron. This work featured a disjointed, surrealistic storyline. Subsequently, Eightball has featured fewer short comedic and surreal stories in favor of longer storylines with more focus on character and interpersonal relationships. Ghost World, released as a graphic novel after being serialized in Eightball, is an example of this later approach. Ghost World was adapted by Clowes into a full-length feature film; Clowes (with his collaborator, director Terry Zwigoff) was nominated for an Academy Award for screenplay writing. Read More »

Alejandro Jodorowsky – The Panic Fables Mystic Teachings and Initiatory Tales (2017)

The complete series of filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s spiritual comics, translated into English for the first time

• Contains all 284 of Jodo’s Panic Fables comics, published weekly from 1967 to 1973 in Mexico City’s El Heraldo newspaper

• Includes an introduction describing how the Panic Fables came to be

• Explains how he incorporated Zen teachings, initiatory wisdom, and sacred symbology into his Panic Fables, as well as himself as one of the characters
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Robert Crumb – Bible of Filth (1986)

Bible of Filth
by Robert Crumb
Published January 1, 1986 by Futuropolis, Paris
Printed in France
Board book, 200 pages
ISBN 10 : 2737653134
ISBN 13 : 9782737653131

Collection of Robert Crumb’s more sexually charged material. Selections taken from Snatch Comics #1, 2, 3; Jiz Comics; Zap Comics #3, 4, 6, 10; XYZ Comics; Your Hytone Comics; Bijou Funnies #3; Big Ass Comics #1, 2; Motor City Comics #2; Homegrown Funnies; Uneeda Comics; Arcade #1, 7; San Franciso Comic Book #2; Black and White Comics; Carload O’Comics; Promethean Enterprises #4; Snoid Comics; Mr. Natural #1; Weirdo #8, 11. Limited printing of 1000 copies Read More »

Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon Tour Comic Book (1975)

“Super All-Action Official Music Programme For Boys And Girls!”
High quality scans – jpeg, 1704 x 2204 px, 199 px/inch.
Nice trinket for Pink Floyd fans. Read More »

Daniel Clowes – Ghost World (1997)

from the Fantagraphics website:
“Ghost World avoids all the clichés of the gen-X genre, presenting a melancholy, affecting portrait of two teen-age girls, best friends whose intertwined lives afford them a certain sanity, while the threat of separation brings home the tenuousnes of their shared reality.”

“[Clowes] demonstrates that the medium, in the hands of an expert, can generate narratives as complex and textured as any work of fiction”
—SPIN ONLINE

“Clowes’s comics unsettlingly combine scathing hilarity and queasy, misanthropic nastiness.”
—WORLD ART

“Clowes creates serious dramatic work that happens to be in comics form… It could well make him the famous artist that he might not want to be.”
—PRINT

“[Clowes] spells out the realities of teen angst as powerfully and authentically as Salinger did in Catcher and the Rye for an earlier generation.”
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Charles Burns – Black Hole (1995 – 2005)

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Quote:
November 7, 2005 | “Everything’s either concave or -vex,” the Danish poet Piet Hein once wrote, “so whatever you dream will be something with sex.” In Charles Burns’ decade-in-the-making graphic novel “Black Hole,” the natural concavity and -vexity of everything leaps out at you: Nearly every image is a sexual metaphor, with the distorted clarity and mutability of a nightmare. And sex in “Black Hole” also means body horror, sickening transformations and loss. The first page’s abstraction — a thin, wobbling slit of light on a black background — opens up to become wider and fleshier, then to become a blatantly vaginal gash in a frog on a dissecting pan (surrounded by pools and pearls of liquid). That’s only the beginning of the book’s array of weenie roasts and clumsy tongues and trees leaning away from each other like spread legs. Read More »

Alejandro Jodorowsky – The Incal, The Metabarons & The Technopriests (2002)

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The Incal 1-12
The Metabarons 1-17
The Technopriests volumes 1 and 2 (ongoing series). Read More »