Forming: v. 1Hardback
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- Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 112 pages
- Dimensions: 234mm x 308mm x 18mm | 821g
- Publication date: 30 July 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1907704132
- ISBN 13: 9781907704130
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: chiefly Illustrations
- Sales rank: 73,647
Since the dawn of history, we have sought to understand our existence through creationist fables of omnipotent deities and mythical creatures. Jesse Moynihan takes these fifty thousand years of socio-religious postulation and throws them in the blender to create one epic--and irreverent--battle royal between alien gods, ancient Greek titans, interplanetary assassin droids, and humanity itself. An eon-spanning comedy, "Forming" details the spawning of worlds and the trajectory of consciousness on Earth. The first in a trilogy of books, Nobrow collects the first volume of Moynihan's acclaimed webcomic in a specially designed graphic novel with a foil debossed cloth spine.
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Jesse Moynihan lives in LA and works as a storyboard artist on the successful cult Cartoon Network show 'Adventure Time'.
These books are a big crazy Jodorowsky-style reinterpretation of Bible tales and mythology mixed in with lots of funny swearing and pretty colors. Jesse Moynihan is well known for making the more cerebral and weird Adventure Time stories. If you saw that and thought "I need more" then here is that "more" you wanted. "--Vice" Moynihan walks a fine line between "weird" and "incomprehensible" and between "clever" and "dumb," and manages to stay on the right side of it through almost every one of these bizarre, demented panels. I can't say that I've ever read anything quite like this (though it did call to mind the weirder bits of The Incal). I'm glad I did. "--Boing Boing" Forming is a success on so many different levels. First of all, it's simply a beautiful art object filled with page after page of brightly colored and bizarre images. The plot is genuinely complex and even byzantine at times, with multiple betrayals, long cons, and elaborate plans all right below the surface. Because it's well-executed, there's essentially a laugh on every single page. It's certainly the most hilarious cosmogony I've ever read. "--The Comics Journal" At times funny, violent, thought-provoking, juvenile (in a good way), and genius [...] Moynihan has a firm and defined aesthetic that is singular and fantastic. "--Nothing But Comics" Forming, a super strange graphic novel published by the super strange English publishing house NOBROW and written by possible genius Jesse Moynihan. "--Full Stop"