Hotwire Comix and Capers

Hotwire Comix and Capers

by Glenn Head
     
 

2007 Eisner Award nominee: Best Anthology; 2007 Harvey Award nominee: Best Anthology: a new comics anthology from the editor of the legendary Snake Eyes, featuring such authors as Tony Millionaire, Johnny Ryan, Ivan Brunetti, Michael Kupperman, R. Sikoryak, Sam Henderson, and Danny Hellman.See more details below

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2007 Eisner Award nominee: Best Anthology; 2007 Harvey Award nominee: Best Anthology: a new comics anthology from the editor of the legendary Snake Eyes, featuring such authors as Tony Millionaire, Johnny Ryan, Ivan Brunetti, Michael Kupperman, R. Sikoryak, Sam Henderson, and Danny Hellman.

Editorial Reviews

Chris Mautner - Newsarama
“A decisive firing across the bow of the indie comix scene... It’s a deliberate throwback to the heady days of the 1980 and early '90s, when anthologies like Snake Eyes (also edited by Head) and Zero Zero ruled the landscape. You can keep your sissy-ass Mome and your artsy-fartsy Kramer’s Ergot, fancy boy, Hotwire [is] here to RAWK!”
Publishers Weekly
When was the last time you were truly shocked by a comic? Take a look at this collection and you could be. Editor and bad boy cartoonist Head has created an anthology that seeks to recapture the spirit of the underground comics movement. The stories range from the outrageous-like Head's own lurid, over-packed, ultra-violent noir pastiche "Mindless Thrills!"-to the surreal, like Max Anderson's wordless tale "Car Boy." Other tales are subtly melancholy-"Family Circus" by Carol Swain-or the just plain strange-a retelling of the story of Faust in the style of Jim Davis (R. Sikoryak's "Mephistofield"). The only thread connecting the divergent styles of storytelling and art is the unlikelihood that any of these stories would be published by the mainstream comics industry. Although the story approaches vary so greatly that readers might be confused, this collection manages to capture the anarchic outsider spirit of good subversive cartooning. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560977285
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
04/19/2006
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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