February 25, 2009
Be A Nose!
Art Spiegelman, Alan Moore, and Daniel Clowes,
Godfathers of the Graphic Novel.
Finally a post where I don't have to write anything!
Cut and paste from the folks at McSweeneys:
Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus, creator of Wacky Packs and the Garbage Pail Kids, and father of the modern graphic novel (though he's still demanding a blood test), presents this warts-and-all reproduction of his private sketchbooks — and the results are as candid, sharp, and funny as the relentlessly innovative man behind them. BE A NOSE! is a rare glimpse into the secret scribblings of an American original.
I doubt Spiegelman drew this one,
but I'm happy to have been included in the project.
It's true, I was black when I was a young lad.
Here is their description of the book:
It includes a triple dose of unexpurgated Spiegelman sketchbooks from years past—you get 1979, 1983, and 2007, all in actual-size hardbound editions and wrapped in a really neat ski-gogglelike strap, with Art's own musings and specially shaped pages and a just amazing amount of wit and weirdness and giddy, brilliant draftsmanship, enough on every page to keep you tided over through several grim news cycles, at least.
They posted a cool trailer for the book on you tube here.
You can buy the book here: store.mcsweeneys.net