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Dead End
     

Dead End

by Thomas Ott
 
The second book from Europe's master of modern wordless horror.

Dead End is Ott's second US release, following hot on the heels of early 2002's Greetings from Hellville. Like Hellville, Dead End consists of Ott's trademark storytelling: wordless, stark, black-and-white scratchboard horror stories with twist endings, rendered beautifully with

Overview

The second book from Europe's master of modern wordless horror.

Dead End is Ott's second US release, following hot on the heels of early 2002's Greetings from Hellville. Like Hellville, Dead End consists of Ott's trademark storytelling: wordless, stark, black-and-white scratchboard horror stories with twist endings, rendered beautifully with fish eye perspectives that create a vertiginous anxiety. Parts Twilight Zone, O. Henry, and Kafka, Ott's work evokes a visual history of literary suspense and horror; it reads like Dante's Inferno done as an issue of Tales from the Crypt, drawn by original Inferno illustrator Gustave Doré.

The two stories In Dead End focus literally and figuratively on the circle. In the first short story, entitled "The Millionaires," a mysterious suitcase of money creates a cycle of death spurred by greed and lust; yes, another contemporary-updating of the tried "Monkey's Paw" variety, but in Ott's inimitable hands the story becomes less a morality play for children than a menacing reality check for adults. "Washing Day," the collection's second story, follows the path of an assassin on the trail of a former magician; the assassin quickly learns that there are perils in following a white rabbit.

Author Biography: Thomas Ott is the lead singer of The Playboys and dabbles in animation when not pursuing his painstaking comics. He lives in Switzerland.

Editorial Reviews

Comics Journal
[T]he most innovative contemporary horror cartoonist working today...one of the great masters of the mute comics format.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560975090
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
Graphic Novel
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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