Cosmics, book 2:
The future of the graphic novel, and its successors, may be in the development of the multimedia format; combining comics, paintings, collage, poetry, web links, games, film and music into unified content. This can eventually incorporate interactive A.I. presentations. This is especially true for stories and storyboards that are open to additional new chapters. In this light, Cosmics was designed to never be completed.
The original edition of Cosmics begins with an introduction to the Spiritualism of the 19th century and the connection between eugenics and the creation of the Superman. The sprawling tale picks up from the 1960's SF Bay Area counterculture movement and postulates a dark alternative future full of trans-dimensional travel, alien abduction, cult terrorism and twisted fairy tales. The images are stunning, almost to the point of being overwhelming. There's an analog feel to the vast collaged images, and the vibrant, raw vibe, like an "uber-zine" with a relatively low print run. This book is certainly built for the more adventurous consumer. Thematically, it blends pure science, 1950s style sci-fi, fine art, cybernetics, comix, memetic propaganda, psychotherapy, gender politics and poetry. The protagonist seeks to test the strange world around him for the existence of a higher purpose and reality. All of this is explored in the first half of the three part book. The second half of the book jumps deep into the rabbit hole of reality. The comics give way to a more formal illustrated guided tour of the future of humanity and serious discourses on "Forbidden Knowledge."
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third novel by Arthur Conan Doyle whose main character Sherlock Holmes. It was serialized in The Strand Magazine between 1901 and 1902.
The book is about the tension between the otherworldly and the real, between superstition and science.
Holmes will seek logical explanation, which will eventually be imposed, within the canons of detective fiction, the events that occur in the wilderness west of England.
Inherit the Mirth is where faith meets funny. Showcased among its off-the-wall panels are well-known Bible personalities like Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, David and Goliath, Jesus, and the disciples. Playfully reverent, Inherit the Mirth petitions for an 11th Commandment: Thou shalt laugh! In this e-book original, the laughter centers on the New Testament.
"Give My Regards to BLACK JACK" is one of the most popular Manga comics series in Japan.This work has recorded the smashing success of 13 million sales in Japan. Intern Eijiro Saito discovers that the reality awaiting him at the ultra-prestigious Eiroku University Hospital is one of brutally long hours for a paltry monthly salary of less than $500. His patients-first idealism crashes head-on into a medical system that's a veritable tangle of contradictions and competing interests.
In his illustrious career as a cartoonist for the New Yorker and other publications, Joseph Farris has created dozens of hilarious cartoons about the best game in the world at which to be bad.”A.A. Milne had it right, and Farris’s cartoons get to the heart of the game’s wonderful contradiction: over the course of eighteen holes, golf has the capacity to bring great joy and drive you crazy.Farris treats us to the sight of a blissfully happily newlywed with Just Married” emblazoned on the back of his golf cart; of an archaeologist who discovers a hieroglyph featuring an annoyed-looking pharaoh breaking a golf club over his knee; and a TV-watching husband who rebuffs his naked wife’s amorous advances in no uncertain terms: Not now, I’m watching Tiger Woods.”It’s been said that real golfers don’t cry. That may or may not be true. Joseph Farris’s cartoons are sure to make any golfer laugh.
The science club has created a big "book bandit" sculpture in the public library. But how did they get the sculpture in through the tiny library window? The librarians offer a prize to whoever can figure out the puzzle. The kids from Sifu Faiza's Kung Fu School know they can win, but it will take all of their geometry skills plus some unexpected cooperation to size up . . . The Book Bandit.
Ranging from the relatable to the utterly nonsensical and bizarre, The Book of Onions focuses on themes of loneliness, desperation, and failure. And misplaced optimism. And perverted talking fruit. Sort of like Gary Larson’s “The Far Side,” if Gary were way less accomplished and suffered from depression.
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