(W) Dave Sim, Carson Grubaugh (A) Carson Grubaugh (A/CA) Dave Sim
Legendary creator Dave Sim is renowned world-wide for his groundbreaking Cerebus the Aardvark
. Now, in The Strange Death of Alex Raymond
, Sim brings to life the history of comics' greatest creators, using their own techniques. Equal parts Understanding Comics
and From Hell
, Strange Death
is a head-on collision of ink drawing and spiritual intrigue, pulp comics and movies, history and fiction. The story traces the lives and techniques of Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon
, Rip Kirby
), 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.
"Comics' answer to Finnegan's Wake, an inspired work of obsessive genius that will take a long time to untangle."
- Rob Salkowitz, Senior Contributor, FORBES
"A must-read for anyone interested in the history and craft of comics"
- Brandon Graham, King City
, Multiple Warheads
In Shops: Jul 21, 2021