The Strange Death of Alex Raymond

I can't recommend it enough, although you mayhate it. Bizarre and beautiful and completely unique." - Jim Rugg, Cartoonist Kayfabe, Street Angel, The P.L.A.I.N. Janes "This is a master work. I'm honoured to have even laid eyes on it.

The Strange Death of Alex Raymond

"Comics' answer to Finnegan's Wake, an inspired work of obsessivegenius that will take a long time to untangle." - Rob Salkowitz, SeniorContributor, FORBES "The Strange Death of Alex Raymond is one of the most spectacularcomics I have ever read or seen. I can't recommend it enough, although you mayhate it. Bizarre and beautiful and completely unique." - Jim Rugg, Cartoonist Kayfabe, Street Angel, The P.L.A.I.N. Janes "This is a master work. I'm honoured to have even laid eyes on it." - E.S.Glenn, author of Unsmooth, cartoonist for The New Yorker "Amust-read for anyone interested in the history and craft of comics" - BrandonGraham, King City, Warhead, Prophet "Grubaugh provides a brilliant and fitting conclusion to what would haveotherwise been one of the most notable unfinished works of recent times. I forone am excited at holding the completed Strange Death of Alex Raymond inmy hands." - Gary Spencer Millidge, Strangehaven, Alan Moore: Portrait of anExtraordinary Gentleman Legendary creator Dave Sim is renownedworld-wide for his groundbreaking Cerebus the Aardvark. Now, in TheStrange Death of Alex Raymond, Sim brings to life the history of comics'greatest creators, using their own techniques. Equal parts UnderstandingComics and From Hell, Strange Death is a head-on collision ofink drawing and spiritual intrigue, pulp comics and movies, history and fiction.The story traces the lives and techniques of Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon, RipKirby), Stan Drake (Juliet Jones), Hal Foster (Prince Valiant),and more, dissecting their techniques through recreations of their artwork,and highlighting the metatextual resonances that bind them together. Foreword by Eddie Campbell.

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