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The second issue of this quarterly journal of the best in "sequential art" is a must-have for every true lover of the comics form. Mome is the comics lover's answer to lit-journals like Granta and McSweeney's: it features some of the edgiest, most interesting, and (sometimes) baffling work in the industry.
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Publisher Comments:

MOME: (MOME) N. 1. (archaic) blockhead; fool. 2. the cutting-edge of literary comics for the 21st century. <BR>This accessible, reasonably priced, quarterly anthology will run approximately 136 pages per volume and spotlight a regular cast of a dozen of today's most exciting cartoonists. Designed by acclaimed designer and cartoonist Jordan Crane ("The Clouds Above"), "MOME" will feature an iconic design and consistent format that should quickly establish the anthology as the most distinctive and accessible anthology of literary comics available. <BR>"MOME" is the first all-comics literary anthology designed to sit alongside publications like "Granta, The Baffler, McSweeney's," et. al., and is designed to appeal as much to fans of contemporary literary fiction as longtime comics fans. "MOME" will feature the same collective of artists every issue, allowing the artists and audience to grow together and build an ongoing identity that is highly unusual for the world of contemporary comics (where many authors publish sporadically by literary standards, given the labor intensive nature of comics).

Review:

"The satisfying fifth volume of this anthology of literary art comics solidifies the achievements of regular contributors. In two whimsical interludes, Martin Cendreda's lyrical 'Music for Midnight' portrays a night out for a veiled mole person, while the angsty solipsism of Jeffrey Brown's 'I Feel Like I Don't Even Know You' has a certain tortured charm. A laugh-out-loud highlight is Anders Nilsen's 'Art History Notes/Hoax Paper,' in which the creative artist's defiant mockery of a dully theoretical approach to art is cleverly and naturalistically on display. Sophie Crumb's 'Lucid Night-mare,' richly drawn in ballpoint pen, gives us the hectic and exciting beginning to a drug-addled road trip. An interview with Andrice Arp doesn't go deep enough to be truly revealing, but Arp's accompanying pen and ink drawings are offbeat and charming. Her lovely retelling of a Japanese legend, 'A Story of the Oki Islands,' done in blue paintings, is a pleasure, too. The true highlight of the volume, though, is a new story from Tim Hensley, who did the cover. His three linked contributions, to be continued in the next volume, combine to form a dark-edged and smart poor-little-rich-boy story, all done in bright colors that highlight the absurdist tone of the piece." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

- Second issue of new quarterly anthology of the best new talent in the sequential arts

- In color, part-color, and black-and-white

- The regular roster of artists gives the series a concrete identity

- Quarterly schedule allows readers to look forward to favorite artists on a regular basis

- Created for a general audience of literature fans, with a focus on contemporary fiction and narrative

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560976844
Editor:
Groth, Gary
Editor:
Reynolds, Eric
Editor:
Reynolds, Eric
Editor:
Groth, Gary
Author:
Wolfgang, Kurt
Author:
Bennett, Jonathan
Author:
Hensley, Tim
Author:
Heatley, David
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Fall 2005
Series:
Mome: A Literary Anthology with a Twist
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8.98x7.00x.46 in. .72 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

The second issue of this quarterly journal of the best in "sequential art" is a must-have for every true lover of the comics form. Mome is the comics lover's answer to lit-journals like Granta and McSweeney's: it features some of the edgiest, most interesting, and (sometimes) baffling work in the industry.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The satisfying fifth volume of this anthology of literary art comics solidifies the achievements of regular contributors. In two whimsical interludes, Martin Cendreda's lyrical 'Music for Midnight' portrays a night out for a veiled mole person, while the angsty solipsism of Jeffrey Brown's 'I Feel Like I Don't Even Know You' has a certain tortured charm. A laugh-out-loud highlight is Anders Nilsen's 'Art History Notes/Hoax Paper,' in which the creative artist's defiant mockery of a dully theoretical approach to art is cleverly and naturalistically on display. Sophie Crumb's 'Lucid Night-mare,' richly drawn in ballpoint pen, gives us the hectic and exciting beginning to a drug-addled road trip. An interview with Andrice Arp doesn't go deep enough to be truly revealing, but Arp's accompanying pen and ink drawings are offbeat and charming. Her lovely retelling of a Japanese legend, 'A Story of the Oki Islands,' done in blue paintings, is a pleasure, too. The true highlight of the volume, though, is a new story from Tim Hensley, who did the cover. His three linked contributions, to be continued in the next volume, combine to form a dark-edged and smart poor-little-rich-boy story, all done in bright colors that highlight the absurdist tone of the piece." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , - Second issue of new quarterly anthology of the best new talent in the sequential arts

- In color, part-color, and black-and-white

- The regular roster of artists gives the series a concrete identity

- Quarterly schedule allows readers to look forward to favorite artists on a regular basis

- Created for a general audience of literature fans, with a focus on contemporary fiction and narrative

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