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In lieu of Blab 14 comes this two-for-one combo of half new stuff and half reprints from earlier numbers of the premier avant comics showcase. (After finishing one-half, you must flip the book top-over-bottom to read the other right-side-up--a circumstance that the, er, stunning cover art makes explicit.) As usual, the artwork is technically awesome and awesomely mannerist. Standouts among the new selections are Blanchet's grim folktale takeoff "Sweet Teddy," in which all the figures are silhouettes; Mark Landman's twisted "Fetal Elvis!" done entirely in lurid Day-Glo hues; Richard Sala's German-expressionistic rendering of a Scandinavian folktale; and the funniest piece, "The Paper Grin," by the writer-artist trio Charles Paul Freund and Peter and Maria Hoey, which incorporates mordantly twisted parodies of conventional comic strips. The reprints, though generally outshone by the new stuff, notably include Julien Mandel's art nouveau photo-comic, in which a lovely nude strikes balletic poses, and a portfolio of satiric drawings by Boris Artzybasheff (1899-1965). Ray Olson
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About the Author

Mark Mothersbaugh is a composer, cartoonist, and lead singer for the band Devo. He lives in Los Angeles.

Monte Beauchamp is the editor and creator of BLAB! He lives in Chicago, where he works in advertising as an art director.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (May 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811840263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811840262
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,947,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nothing "gross" about this book. It's a marvelous art book filled with intriguing & wonderful material. I have nothing to complain about seeing I got this at my local Half Price Bookstore for $9.98! I would have gave it 4 stars but i added an extra star because of the unfair review from the previous person. Truly an awesome find!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ellen M. Santistevan on February 8, 2008
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While some of the original artwork was intriguing, much of it was really obscene. I did like the collections of "vintage" cards and album art.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rick Escalante on January 27, 2004
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this book has the peppermint man story by camille rose garcia.the print at the m k gallery is around $500 dollars.the camille rose art makes this book worth it for me!bLINkY
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