Friday, June 6, 2008

FEATURED: MARK BEYER COMIX


Mark Beyer, along with Gary Panter, Charles Burns, and Kaz was originally published in Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly's RAW Magazine. His comic strips depicted an existential, nightmare world populated by horrific monsters and unspeakable cruelty. The two protagonists, Amy and Jordan existed in a constant state of fear and boredom, often being poisoned, dismembered, infected with plague, and yet always surviving to be deposited in their shabby little apartment, only to be tormented anew in the next installment. The art itself was greatly influenced by folk art, obsessively patterned, symmetrical, with elaborate border designs and characters and objects drawn from basic geometric shapes. Beyer disappeared after the demise of RAW, but in 2004 was rediscovered by design king-pin Chip Kidd, who brought out a collection of Beyer's work on Pantheon (for sale below.)

AMY + JORDAN (NEW HB) (Pantheon) $10.95

AGONY ( OUT OF PRINT PB w/DJ) (Raw/Pantheon) $24.95

WE'RE DEPRESSED (OUT OF PRINT HB) (Water Row) $85.00

AMY + JORDAN (OUT OF PRINT HB) (Maro Verlag) $69.95

All titles can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215 592 1207

Open every day, 11am to 7pm.
We accept Visa, MC, Amex, and cash.
We ship anywhere.

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