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: 48,696

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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