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"Harkham's anthology series Kramer's Ergot has established itself as the center of the comics avant-garde, and the mammoth fifth volume is the most impressive to date — a full-on plunge into the spot where contemporary visual art discovers narrative. (Some of its 20 contributors, like Souther Salazar and the Swiss duo Elvis Studio, present work that looks like it's drifted over from a particularly edgy gallery wall.) There are a few indulgent examples of druggy art brut, and a handful of artists who contribute stuff that was already on hand: Gary Panter offers a page apiece from 30 years' worth of sketchbooks, and Chris Ware's contribution, beautiful as it is, is yet another excerpt from his graphic novel in progress. But almost none of the pieces here look or read like conventional comics, and the collection's high points are extraordinary. Kevin Huizenga's 'Jeepers Jacobs' is a simple-looking but ingenious piece about theological debates; Gabrielle Bell's painted 'Cecil and Jordan in New York' is a splendid miniature that starts as a slice of urban life and becomes something entirely different; David Heatley's 'My Sexual History (Slightly Abridged Version)' is exactly that: page after page of tiny, crudely rendered but wincingly remembered incidents. And Marc Bell's strips, drawings and doodles are the work of a very odd, very funny mind that likes to fill every bit of space on a page with hilariously inventive details." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Comics are a vitally important art form, and "Kramer's Ergot" series has finally succeeded in placing the movement in proper perspective within the context of modern art, literature, and graphic design. Contributors to this book range from the most revered artists working in the medium to some of the new generation's best cartoonists. The book features works by Chris Ware, Dan Zettwoch, Fabio, Helge Ruemann, Jordan Crane, Harkham S, Marc Bell, and Souther Salazar, to name just a few.Gingko Press

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584231721
Publisher:
Gingko Press
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Author:
Harkham, Sammy
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
11.08x8.84x1.01 in. 2.71 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Anthologies
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » General
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Series

Kramer's Ergot 5
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Product details 320 pages Gingko Press - English 9781584231721 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Harkham's anthology series Kramer's Ergot has established itself as the center of the comics avant-garde, and the mammoth fifth volume is the most impressive to date — a full-on plunge into the spot where contemporary visual art discovers narrative. (Some of its 20 contributors, like Souther Salazar and the Swiss duo Elvis Studio, present work that looks like it's drifted over from a particularly edgy gallery wall.) There are a few indulgent examples of druggy art brut, and a handful of artists who contribute stuff that was already on hand: Gary Panter offers a page apiece from 30 years' worth of sketchbooks, and Chris Ware's contribution, beautiful as it is, is yet another excerpt from his graphic novel in progress. But almost none of the pieces here look or read like conventional comics, and the collection's high points are extraordinary. Kevin Huizenga's 'Jeepers Jacobs' is a simple-looking but ingenious piece about theological debates; Gabrielle Bell's painted 'Cecil and Jordan in New York' is a splendid miniature that starts as a slice of urban life and becomes something entirely different; David Heatley's 'My Sexual History (Slightly Abridged Version)' is exactly that: page after page of tiny, crudely rendered but wincingly remembered incidents. And Marc Bell's strips, drawings and doodles are the work of a very odd, very funny mind that likes to fill every bit of space on a page with hilariously inventive details." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Comics are a vitally important art form, and "Kramer's Ergot" series has finally succeeded in placing the movement in proper perspective within the context of modern art, literature, and graphic design. Contributors to this book range from the most revered artists working in the medium to some of the new generation's best cartoonists. The book features works by Chris Ware, Dan Zettwoch, Fabio, Helge Ruemann, Jordan Crane, Harkham S, Marc Bell, and Souther Salazar, to name just a few.Gingko Press
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