(W) Eddie Campbell (A/CA) Eddie Campbell
Eddie Campbell is not himself. But these days, who is? It's meta-fictional mystery and mischief as the award-winning artist of From Hell
sets out to find his own imposter.
Plus, on the flipside: a deluxe new presentation of The Fate of the Artist
, Eddie Campbell's classic work of graphic meta-memoir! SIDE A: The Second Fake Death of Eddie Campbell
, by Eddie Campbell, is a spiritual sequel to his acclaimed graphic novel The Fate of the Artist
. Many years later, during an endless COVID lockdown in which everybody wears a mask and needs a haircut, Eddie's wife is certain that he has been supplanted by an imposter. She hires a detective to solve the mystery, and what follows - interspersed with Campbell's trademark wry anecdotes, dreams, parodic pastiches, and pandemic peccadilloes - is a thrilling investigation that builds to a car chase and a violent conclusion. SIDE B: The Fate of the Artist
: In an autobiography, the author and the subject are the same person... but now they've both gone missing. The Fate of the Artist
is a complex weaving of different strains of invention including a mock prose detective story, an imaginary Sunday comic strip, a mock fumetti-style interview with the author's daughter, intertwined with Campbell's beloved brand of autobiographical comic storytelling.
In Shops: Jul 12, 2023