A Graphic Cosmogony

A Graphic Cosmogony

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Edited by Alex Spiro, Edited by Ben Newman, Introduction by Paul Gravett

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  • Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 240mm x 26mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 27 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1907704027
  • ISBN 13: 9781907704024
  • Illustrations note: Fully illustrated throughout
  • Sales rank: 48,049

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""A Graphic Cosmogony" is the first anthology from publishers Nobrow Press. This is a Nobrow equivalent of "McSweeney's" albeit with a very deliberate theme. The twenty-four artists in "A Graphic Cosmogony" tackle creation in a fitting seven pages each--each one becoming that shamanic presence, creating their own wild, imaginative versions to answer that perennial question: 'how did we get here?' . . . A damn fine read!"--"Forbidden Planet International""The Biblical creation myth proposes that God created the world in seven days, or six plus one day off to chill out, so in that spirit the two-dozen cartoonist-shamans corralled into this compendium were given just seven pages to devise their own version of how we all got here. . . . Entire world faiths have been built on equally unlikely accounts. Perhaps if enough readers of this volume start believing in certain stories, they might cause a spate of new religions to spring up based upon them. Pull up a rock and gather round the flickering fire--the universe is about to be born again."--From the introduction by freelance journalist, curator, and lecturer Paul Gravett, co-author of "Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life" (Laurence King Publishing, 2005)Features contributions from artists such as Stuart Kolakovic, Ben Newman, Mike Bertino, Brecht Vandenbroucke, and Luke Pearson.

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Alex Spiro is creative director and a founding partner of Nobrow Press, London. Paul Gravett is a highly respected journalist, author and curator, with a specialism in comics, graphic novels and the sequential narrative.

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By Lisa Palmer 24 Dec 2012 2

This book looked like an intriguing find for my intelligent, alternative 11 yr old alas there are pictures of genitalia, strong sexual graphics and swearing. This is definitely for adultsonly

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In A Graphic Cosmogony, twenty-four of today's most celebrated illustrators and graphic artists each take seven pages to tell their version of the story of the universe's origin and how our world came to be. There are unusual takes on traditional creation myths like The Book of Genesis...imaginative homages to evolution, gorgeous interpretations of Japanese folktales, and all kinds of fanciful alternative mythologies that fuse the playful with the profound. "--Brainpickings"

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In the first graphic anthology to be produced by Nobrow, twenty four artist take on seven pages each to tell their tales of the creation of everything.... Drawn from the mythology of myriad cultures and the ever creative minds of the artists within, we are taken from the fog of Niflheim to the frescoes of Florence in a worldwide colloboration of yarn-spinning talent.