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Committed: 8 of my favorite surrealist authors

Recently I’ve been revisiting the surrealist comic book authors who have successfully conveyed the kind of disruption of reality which I experience in dreams. I want to pinpoint the ways in which they have been able to successfully communicate and provoke a kind of emotional dissonance with their work.

051414_sandmanNeil Gaiman (and by extension, artist Dave McKean) immediately comes to mind, specifically on his long-running and groundbreaking series; The Sandman, but also in works like Black Orchid and The Books of Magic. In many ways this is the most linear representation of  truly surreal environments that I can think of. He provides us with entire universes of insane, nonsensical, mythical imagery and logic, but he presents each story in a very direct, linear manner. His way of telling a story in this context is very much like a fairytale, with one event leading inevitably to the next, it is deceptively comfortable, almost hiding the craziness inside. When he does move the storyline towards something more evocative of chaos (i.e. towards the end of the books) he still lays all of the elements out carefully so that by the end the reader can happily piece together a logical continuity (that is to say it is logical within the context of the universe he has created). Continue Reading »

Year of the Artist, Day 20: Seth Fisher, Part 5 – Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan #3

11-04-2013 02;09;38PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Seth Fisher, and the issue is Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan #3, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated February 2006. This scan is from the trade paperback, which was published in 2006. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 19: Seth Fisher, Part 4 – Legends of the Dark Knight #195

11-03-2013 02;26;35PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Seth Fisher, and the issue is Legends of the Dark Knight #195, which was published by DC and is cover dated November 2005. This scan is from the trade Batman: Snow, which was published in 2007. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 18: Seth Fisher, Part 3 – Vertigo Pop! Tokyo #3

11-03-2013 10;12;06AM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Seth Fisher, and the issue is Vertigo Pop! Tokyo #3, which was published by DC/Vertigo and is cover dated November 2002. This scan is from the trade Tokyo Days, Bangkok Nights, which was published in 2009. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 17: Seth Fisher, Part 2 – Green Lantern: Willworld

10-31-2013 02;21;08PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Seth Fisher, and the issue is Green Lantern: Willworld, which was published by DC and is cover dated 2001. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 16: Seth Fisher, Part 1 – Happydale: Devils in the Desert #1

10-29-2013 04;17;02PM (2)

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Seth Fisher, and the issue is Happydale: Devils in the Desert #1, which was published by DC/Vertigo and is cover dated 1999 (with no month). Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist archive!

Here is a listing of all the artists featured in my daily posts, “Year of the Artist.” Easy-peasy!
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