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« Reply #75 on: July 02, 2016, 09:56:46 PM »

Just to argue the point about Spawn, I'm not saying it's excellent literature, philosophically deep or even mature. It's classic US comic stuff with zero attempt at highbrow. Todd McFarlane's whole focus was on the art, the Image, hints the company Image Comics behind it. Even the art isn't amazing but what I like about it is that it's dedicated to being violent and trashy. I enjoyed it when I was a kid, I enjoy it now. It's like the stuff of '70s exploitation and slasher cinema but with glossier colours and heightened ridiculousness. Works for me!

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and I forgot to mention before, Lore by Ashley Wood and T.P. Louise.

used to read spawn and other image comics of the time. for me there was a clear parallel between comics and drum and bass  where both  were taking digital  imagery to new areas parallel to sounds of the time along with the various cybernetic philosophies
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« Reply #76 on: August 15, 2016, 05:53:37 PM »

I'm just through the first 3 collected editions of CROSSED. Well...as already said before in this thread, Garth Ennis' first volume isn't the best - but then edition 2 'Family Values' and 3 'Psychopath' are really great. Looking forward to the next ones, nr.4 is Garth Ennis again...
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« Reply #77 on: August 15, 2016, 08:30:16 PM »

Totally agreed
first volume I said myself "wtf..." Ennis is one of my faves and he's been one of the reasons I started writing comics in the mid 90's.
But since the story evolved it became a total cult.
I like the fact they created a wide universe that could go on for years...

I must admit I was disappointed also by Ennis' latest volume regarding the patient Zero, while Alan Moore's contribution was amazing... the way they speak has been very badly translated into Italian...
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« Reply #78 on: December 27, 2016, 07:19:18 PM »

Charles Burns

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2016 comic book issued by Cornélius.



http://www.cornelius.fr/blog/index.php?post/2016/12/13/Love-nest

Exhibition at Galerie Martel:
http://www.galeriemartel.com/index.php/charles-burns/359-charles-burns-2016-expo
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« Reply #79 on: December 30, 2016, 10:13:45 PM »

Can anyone recommend some comics/graphic novels similar to Junji Ito? Twisted/existential/monochromatic/generally fucked/etc...
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« Reply #80 on: January 03, 2017, 03:57:23 PM »

Hideshi Hino and Kazuo Umezu are classic horror manga. I read Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano a while back and enjoyed it very much, though it's less morbid and more space/time weirdness.

General suggestions of surreal and weird comics that might not be outright horror would be Charles Burns' "Black Hole", Chester Brown's "Ed the Happy Clown" (a bit goofy and non-sequitur but at the same time eerie and disturbing), Max's "The Extended Dream of Mr. D", Max Andersson's "Pixy" ("Bosnian Flat Dog" is good too), Lorenzo Mattotti's "Fires"... Tardi's WW1 comics, not surrealistic/existential in that sense but they are a very grim and haunting read.
You may also enjoy some Vertigo titles like "Shade the Changing Man", "Sandman" and Alan Moore's "Swamp Thing".

This is all off the top of my head, mostly well-known titles so apologies if you already know these.
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« Reply #81 on: January 24, 2017, 05:36:05 PM »

Black Hole.

Mandatory work by Burns.
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« Reply #82 on: January 26, 2017, 06:08:05 PM »

Charles Burns' "Black Hole"

I forgot about that one! My ex made off with my copy, damn it. I need to re-purchase that.
serves you right for not searching her as she left
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« Reply #83 on: August 01, 2017, 09:30:02 PM »

Howard Chaykin anyone?

He's definitely not what he used to be but American Flagg, Blackhawk and Twilight are all killers. Plus he's still pissing people off.
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« Reply #84 on: August 12, 2017, 05:41:29 PM »

AX Volume 1  A Collection of alternative manga

Have had this for years and browsed through it again today. Impression was the same as last time. Some really good, some not so and some bad. But overall quite enjoyable with a lot of really fucked stories and pictures.



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« Reply #85 on: December 17, 2017, 12:25:35 PM »

Related to the book mentioned in the What are you reading?-thread (The strange world of Wilie Seabrook), I also bought this one:



I think it's really good, liked it a lot. The drawing style is not exactly my favourite, but there was also nothing annoying about it.
So it's highly recommended to those who could have an interest in the life and works of William Seabrook.
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« Reply #86 on: December 17, 2017, 05:24:49 PM »

Charles Burns' "Black Hole"

I forgot about that one! My ex made off with my copy, damn it. I need to re-purchase that.
serves you right for not searching her as she left

I missed the anal cavity.

But seriously, anyone have obsessively detailed and proper narrated comics to recommend? Arty or photo realistic? Kent Williams and Dave Mckean did some fine work during the '90s. And let's not forget Thomas Ott's paranoid somber style. Previously mentioned Matt Coyle's Registery of death was a text book effort in obsessive fine detailed works. Check Bacon and Munch references in page shot below.



M. Coyle / ROD.
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« Reply #87 on: December 18, 2017, 01:58:09 AM »

Dave Mckean did some fine work during the '90s.

most familiar with the CD covers.  a family member knows him (business/working relationship.)  me being a long time fan of Front Line Assembly, i gave a list of a few of my favorites.  he specifically picked out the Artificial Soldier one.  i now have a signed print.

really want to get a book of collected works.

Nice one. I suggest to do a swift web search and I'm positive you will find something. I recall there was a book of collected works being done by him. The book Mr. Punch is really good, so is Cages, Arkham Asylum and Violent Cases.
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« Reply #88 on: March 29, 2019, 05:06:40 PM »

Right now I'm starting to read "My friend Dahmer" - a graphic novel by Derf Backderf

I find it quite interesting that there seems to exist quite a lot graphic novels about serial killers. I only know and read "Green River Killer" and "Haarman", and now this one, but I'm sure there's some more!?
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« Reply #89 on: March 29, 2019, 09:50:48 PM »

I am a swamp thing fan, I actually enjoyed the recent New52 run. But otherwise DC is dead to me now.

A few Image comics are good.
The Trees, Monstress, Injection, Wytches. All worth a read
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