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Kramer's Ergot 7 (Kramers Ergot)

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ISBN13: 9780980003956
ISBN10: 0980003954
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"There's a sort of finality about this massive, ambitious art object of an anthology, produced with the finest paper stock and printing available. Editor Harkham has assembled the best-known names in art comics to use the huge page size — 16'21', larger than a newspaper page — as a blank canvas for experiments in storytelling. The result is a delirious, fantastic newspaper supplement as imagined through the lens of the last 20 years of comics experimentation and formalism. Although a few artists like Mat Brinkman and Helge Reumann use the giant page size as the setting for abstract art, many — Seth, Josh Simmons and Gabrielle Bell — cram intense yet minimalist narratives into a parade of tiny panels. The overall effect is overwhelming, but some stories stand out — Shari Boyle's gorgeous elephant fantasy, Tom Gauld's nearly abstract retelling of the Noah myth, Dan Clowes's one-page hard-boiled tragedy, Jaime Hernandez's compact triolet about cosmic unjustness and Matthew Thurber's lyrical nonsense about Brian Eno and a parrot. While the price tag is high, and some stories lack real narrative punch, this anthology is a high-water mark of intelligence and artistry, and will reward many rereadings by those who can find the shelf space to house it properly." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Kramers Ergot, the most influential and acclaimed anthology of the past decade, returns in its seventh volume as a gigantic full-color 16 x 21 inch (that's bigger than a full page from your daily newspaper) hardcover While past issues explored an innovative blend of art and comics, this collection focuses on expanding the boundaries of the narrative comics page. #7's massive page size has given these contemporary artists an opportunity to tell stories at a scope not seen since the expansive Sunday newspaper comics of the early twentieth century. Including over 50 of the world's greatest cartoonists, it draws on the talents of established cartoonists, newcomers, elegant stylists, and unpredictable innovators such as Al Columbia, Carol Tyler, Chris Ware, Paper Rad, Jaime Hernandez, Blanquet, Daniel Clowes, Mat Brinkman, Kim Deitch, Anna Sommer, Anders Nilsen, C.F., Adrian Tomine, Joost Swarte and many others.

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Douglas, December 27, 2008 (view all comments by Douglas)
The Kramer's Ergot anthology series has been compared to Raw Magazine from the 1980's, the post-modern, avant-garde, self-conscious cartoon series edited by Art Spiegelman and his wife, Francine Mouly. Kramer's Ergot has grown up from slender volumes to this year's big book. This volume has work by both well-known cartoonists (Chris Ware, Seth, Kim Deitch, Jaime Hernandez) and lesser-known (CF, Chris Cilla), the 16 X 21 inch pages showing a variety of approach. From more traditional cartooning with regular panels and narrative to pages better seen as complex Rauschenbergian paintings, the viewer can unpack these works, taking them in as a whole and then moving across the surface and examining the details. The page size rewards the reader, as does the quality of color and print. This book could make a stellar gallery show of the best groundbreaking artists in this field, increasing its appeal by including both the renowned and widely published and some whose work has appeared mostly in small print anthologies and zines. KE7 is a book that can be returned to and examined, read again and again, keeping in mind that much of the reading is akin to working through a combine work or something from the Abstract Expressionists, Cubists, or other Modernists.
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ISBN:
9780980003956
Publisher:
Buenaventura Press
Subject:
Anthologies
Editor:
Harkham, Sammy
Subject:
General
Series:
Kramers Ergot
Publication Date:
November 2008
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
21.10x16.10x.80 in. 6.75 lbs.

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Product details 96 pages Buenaventura Press - English 9780980003956 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "There's a sort of finality about this massive, ambitious art object of an anthology, produced with the finest paper stock and printing available. Editor Harkham has assembled the best-known names in art comics to use the huge page size — 16'21', larger than a newspaper page — as a blank canvas for experiments in storytelling. The result is a delirious, fantastic newspaper supplement as imagined through the lens of the last 20 years of comics experimentation and formalism. Although a few artists like Mat Brinkman and Helge Reumann use the giant page size as the setting for abstract art, many — Seth, Josh Simmons and Gabrielle Bell — cram intense yet minimalist narratives into a parade of tiny panels. The overall effect is overwhelming, but some stories stand out — Shari Boyle's gorgeous elephant fantasy, Tom Gauld's nearly abstract retelling of the Noah myth, Dan Clowes's one-page hard-boiled tragedy, Jaime Hernandez's compact triolet about cosmic unjustness and Matthew Thurber's lyrical nonsense about Brian Eno and a parrot. While the price tag is high, and some stories lack real narrative punch, this anthology is a high-water mark of intelligence and artistry, and will reward many rereadings by those who can find the shelf space to house it properly." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Kramers Ergot, the most influential and acclaimed anthology of the past decade, returns in its seventh volume as a gigantic full-color 16 x 21 inch (that's bigger than a full page from your daily newspaper) hardcover While past issues explored an innovative blend of art and comics, this collection focuses on expanding the boundaries of the narrative comics page. #7's massive page size has given these contemporary artists an opportunity to tell stories at a scope not seen since the expansive Sunday newspaper comics of the early twentieth century. Including over 50 of the world's greatest cartoonists, it draws on the talents of established cartoonists, newcomers, elegant stylists, and unpredictable innovators such as Al Columbia, Carol Tyler, Chris Ware, Paper Rad, Jaime Hernandez, Blanquet, Daniel Clowes, Mat Brinkman, Kim Deitch, Anna Sommer, Anders Nilsen, C.F., Adrian Tomine, Joost Swarte and many others.
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