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A Story of Survival
by Joe Kubert
Paperback: 224 pages
Dark Horse Comics, Inc.
ISBN: 1569713464
Joe Kubert’s historical drama of the Bosnian war won every major award for graphic novels. Now, this recreation of the events of his agent sent to him by fax are available in an new affordable trade paperback edition.
In 1945, we told the world, "Never again." In 1992, the promise was broken into bloody shards. That was the year the war broke out in Sarajevo, Bosnia, the year that genocide revisited the planet. It was the year that Ervin Rustemagic -- an international businessman whose clients included author Joe Kubert -- found himself and his family trapped in a city under siege. Ervin's only means of communication to the outside world was via his fax machine. As Joe began to receive these messages from Ervin, he did what he had done for years -- he put the story to paper.
From Booklist
Too few mainstream comics artists have taken advantage of the adult comics revolution to explore new subject matter. Kubert, best known for war comics, takes the plunge with this graphic novel recounting the struggles of a Bosnian friend, Ervin, to escape with his family. Trapped in Sarajevo as the city underwent Serbian bombardment, Ervin was able to contact the outside world only by fax. Kubert's highly effective work of agitprop is based on those faxes. His style is not exactly understated, and his occasionally ungainly dialogue demonstrates that he is an artist first, a writer second. His outrage shows on every page, and he makes genuine drama out of this story of war's effects on civilians, in which the briefest outdoor excursion is dangerous. Although lacking the complexity and nuances of Sacco's Palestine (Kubert's depiction of Serbian attackers is uncomfortably reminiscent of the hackneyed Nazis in his earlier war comics), Kubert's work, like Sacco's, renders political conflict understandable and with plenty of personal impact.
Gordon Flagg
Click HERE to order THE SYSTEM
Written and illustrated by Peter Kuper
Introduction by Calvin Reid
Bob Kahan, Editor
Paperback: 192 pages
DC Comics
ISBN: 1563893223
A silent graphic novel in which actions speak louder than words, as a corrupt cop shakes down drug dealers, a serial killer slaughters strippers, a political scandal is set to explode, and the planet is burning.
"...never pass up a new Kuper title. His talent for telling a story is too good to ignore, and his blunt stencil art is just as wonderful."
Kuper's unique silent style tells a story of the interwoven lives of people in the city.

"Peter Kuper's beautiful drawings take you on a tour of the secret places in a dark and ominously silent universe you will never forget."

-- Gahan Wilson

"A dark, dense, subtle portrait of the intricate continuum of urban life--and death--done in such bold strokes and shapes that you will never see the city in the same way again."

-- Kirkpatrick Sale

"THE SYSTEM is pushing the perimeters of this medium -- Bravo!"

-- Will Eisner

"THE SYSTEM paints a complex portrait of a place in which many stories are unfolding, intersecting, and symbiotically feeding off one another. That locus is the megametropolis of New York City, where the poorest of the poor and the richest of the rich act out the ironies of postmodern civilization on a daily basis."

-- Boston Phoenix

"This is our world, folks, as it exists right now, teetering on the brink of something we can't quite imagine, laid out by Peter Kuper as a flow chart of parallels and coincidences and connecting fibers so powerful and occult that a pin dropped in a back street creates shock waves that make skyscrapers tremble. THE SYSTEM is a silent epic in the tradition of Fritz Lang and Lynd Ward -- paranoid, yes, and with good reason."-- Luc Sante

More Stories from "Unsupervised Existance"
by Terry LaBan
Paperback: 128 pages
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1560971657
From Booklist , March 15, 1995
Now that alternative comix artist LaBan's Cud is firmly established, his former publisher, Fantagraphics, collects from his earlier magazine, Tales of Unsupervised Existence, these stories about a circle of overeducated, underemployed twentysomethings.
LaBan's current work is sharper and more outrageous than these stories, which are gentler slice-of-life tales centered mostly on Danny, a cabbie and unpublished poet, and commitment-shy, perpetually job-hunting Suzy, his girlfriend, as they ponder such issues as monogamy, poverty, and uncooperative landlords. The ambience is more latter-day hippie than Generation X slacker (the latter's been pretty much sewn up for comix by LaBan's Fantagraphics stablemate, Peter Bagge, anyway). Unfortunately, the collection ends at a turning point for the couple that coincided with Unsupervised Existence's cancellation. Would it have been too much to ask LaBan for a new story resolving the situation? It would have made this a more satisfying package. Still, it's impressive to see LaBan's graphic and storytelling techniques sharpen over the six years during which this stuff was published.
Gordon Flagg
Copyright © 1995, American Library Association. All rights reserved.
Click here to order WITCH
by Lorna Touryan Miller
Introduction by Peter Bagge
Paperback: 80 pages
ISBN: 1899866213
Lorna Miller presents an audacious and richly illustrated collection of her eclectic comic art. Ranging from the serious to the hilarious WITCH packs in such superb strips as "Angela Sales Assistant" — the sorry tale of a girl born for better things; "Berlin" — reportage in comic strip form of an important chapter in history; "Little Catholics" — the torturous environment of a Glaswegian catholic school and "Jane" — the surreal blending of traditional comic genres with macabre fairy tales. Lorna's use of subversive parody alongside challenging issues makes this book a prime example of what can be achieved with the comic medium.
Witch contains a wide range of styles and approaches but can be compared to the work of powerful women cartoonists such as Roberta Gregory (A Bitch is Born, Naughty Bits), Julie Doucet (Dirty Plotte) and Dame Darcy (Meat Cake), comparisons in storytelling can be drawn with Peter Bagge’s Hate and Daniel Clowes Eightball. Lorna’s parodies take the genres of girl’s annuals, adventure comics and Jack Kirby and give them a sharp twist.
“Sorry guys but it looks like all the Bunty-style girl’s comics dedicated propaganda about ponies, good deeds, ponies, healthy outdoor pursuits and ponies was either wasted on the young Lorna or has festered into subversion in the pages of Witch and it’s all your fault!”
“There’s more sexual semiology here than in Angela Carter, and it’s a lot wittier too.”
--Ed Pinsent, Zum
“Tales of drunken debauchery, getting even and assorted ‘witchy things’ as well as several beefcake pinups! (you know, the kind men like!)”
About the Author
Lorna Miller is an artist and illustrator recently relocated to the UK undergorund comics capital Brighton from Glasgow. Her four issues of WITCH published in comic format over the past three years garnered great praise and all sold out their print-runs. This book consists of new work produced over the last year. Lorna Miller’s comic art has been exhibited at shows in Glasgow, London and Brighton.

The author of the introduction, Peter Bagge, is the artist behind HATE, the biggest selling alternative comic worldwide.

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