Friday, August 23, 2013

Featured: Two from Floating World

Jonny Negron, Adapt #1
Broadsheet newsprint (15″ x 22.75″), 24 pages,  full color and b&w

A giant sized double feature from the Grandmaster of modern art comics, Jonny Negron:
“Where Are We?” – part 1 of Jonny Negron’s sci-fi exploration of alienation in a utopian society. Inspired by Return From The Stars, by Stanislaw Lem.
 “Roses From Concrete” – Matt Seneca’s essay begins with a quote from Lord Jamar in Ice-T’s “The Art of Rap”, pulling back the curtain on the secret origin of hip hop. Hip hop was the creation of something from nothing; taking the materials at hand and turning them into instruments. Parallels are drawn between the outlaw artforms and their revolutionary heritage. Accompanied by over two dozen portraits of the greatest rappers in history as illustrated by Jonny Negron, and a 2Pac comic.

Simon Hanselmann, St Owl's Bay/Wet Swords
Broadsheet newsprint (15″ x 22.75″), 24 pages,  full color

 Simon Hanselmann’s latest comic is a full color, 8 page broadsheet newspaper called ST. OWL’S BAY / WET SWORDS. Owl takes “the gang” camping with hilarious and dark results. Printed on giant 15″x22″ pages, Simon’s gorgeous watercolor artwork is more detailed than ever before. 

These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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Sunday: 11am to 6pm
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