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Marc Bell's Hot Potatoe: Fine Ahtwerks: 2001-2008
     

Marc Bell's Hot Potatoe: Fine Ahtwerks: 2001-2008

by Bell
 

“A gifted . . . cartoonist . . . The delight of his work is in the play of a free-associating and funny imagination.” –Ken Johnson, The New York Times

Marc Bell’s Hot Potatoe seamlessly combines more than a decade’s worth of comics activities with a lifelong devotion to, as Bell calls it, “Fine

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“A gifted . . . cartoonist . . . The delight of his work is in the play of a free-associating and funny imagination.” –Ken Johnson, The New York Times

Marc Bell’s Hot Potatoe seamlessly combines more than a decade’s worth of comics activities with a lifelong devotion to, as Bell calls it, “Fine Ahtwerks.” Part artmonograph, part comics collection,Hot Potatoe is filled with mixed-media cardboard constructions, watercolor drawings, altered found texts, and Bell’s most intense, dizzying comics from the contemporary avant-garde comics anthologies Kramers Ergot and The Ganzfeld. Bell’s works have their roots in draftsmanship, typography, and old-fashioned gags, but morph into assemblages that connect his images into real space. His comics are funny, seat-of-thepants narratives that give the characters an inner life.

Represented by the Adam Baumgold Gallery in Manhattan, Bell is one of the leading lights in the new emphasis on drawing in the art world. He comes on like a stepchild of R. Crumb, Ray Johnson, and Basquiat, armed with a dashing and looping rapidograph.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Boundary-destroying,wacked-out (and beautifully drawn) material from Canadian artist Marc Bell that will leave you feeling as if you have bees in your head.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Marc Bell is a riddle wrapped in a conundrum further wrapped in salty bacon.” —L.A. Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897299890
Publisher:
Drawn & Quarterly
Publication date:
11/10/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Marc Bell was born in London,Ontario, and has befuddled and bemused his readers for more than a decade. He is the author of Shrimpy and Paul and Friends, and his comics have appeared in many Canadian weeklies, Vice Magazine, and L.A. Weekly.

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