Lost Classics from Underground Independent Comic Strip Art
22 long-lost mini-masterpieces of underground comic strip artA compelling selection of some of the very best of the genuinely underground, counter-cultural phenomenon that is CULT COMICS! What were mostly photocopied and stapled pamphlets, in short runs of anything from a couple of dozen to a few thousand issues, are collected together here in a single volume. Outrageous sex stories, the miraculous in the mundane, chilling yet comedic cut-ups and so much more, these comic-strip classics have been chosen by a leading expert. They include early work from Eddie Campbell, co-creator of From Hell; Oscar Zarate; John Bagnall; Jeff Nicholson; Karl Wills; Gregory Benton; Tomasz Kaczynski; Julia Gfrörer; and many others. You might not have heard of any of these artists, but that's the point! Rediscovered, resurrected and yours to read all between the covers of a single book, this is your chance to catch up on hidden gems previously unseen by the world at large.
Altogether outstanding Ray Olson Booklist 20141215
Writer and artist ILYA draws on more than thirty years of professional experience - as an internationally published comics creator and author, but also as an educator. Since 1990 he has designed and delivered workshops on the art of drawing for schools, colleges, galleries, museums, libraries, youth groups and prisons, across the UK as well as abroad. His Manga Drawing Kit (2005) was an international bestseller, resulting in co-editions in French, German, Spanish and more. How to Draw Comics is a new title for 2016. Other book titles by ILYA include the award-winning graphic novel series, The End of the Century Club, Manga Shakespeare's King Lear, and Room for Love; as compiling editor: The Mammoth Books of Skulls, The Mammoth Book of Cult Comics and three volumes of The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga, also Colour Me Bad. 2017 sees the debut of the all-ages sci-fi action adventure, Kid Savage, produced in collaboration with a co-creator of Ben10, Deadpool/Spider-man wrangler Joe Kelly.