Mome Volume 1 (Summer 2005)

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Designed by acclaimed designer and cartoonist Jordan Crane, this quarterly book will spotlight a regular cast of a dozen of todayís most exciting cartoonists.

Mome Volume 1

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Mome is the first all-comics literary anthology designed to sit alongside publications like Granta, The Baffler, McSweeney's, et. al., and is designed to appeal as much to fans of contemporary literary fiction as longtime comics fans. Mome will feature the same collective of artists every issue, allowing the artists and audience to grow together and build an ongoing identity that is highly unusual for the world of contemporary comics. The first volume of Mome will feature John Pham's '221 Sycamore Street'; Paul Hornschemeier's six-part graphic novella, 'Life with Mr. Dangerous'; Anders Nilsen's full-color 12-page absurdist monologue, 'The Beast'; and more by Jeffrey Brown, David Heatley, Andrice Arp, Kurt Wolfgang, Gabrielle Bell, Jonathan Bennett, Sophie Crumb, Marc Bell, and Sammy Harkham! Note to the Fantagraphics staffer who writes these blurbs, this could be the best comic anthology in the world, but to us it sounds like: We've removed any sense of fun from this comics anthology in the hopes that the New York Times Book Review will pay attention to us like they did with that issue of McSweeney's that got so much acclaim.

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Author Gary Groth / Eric Reynolds (editors)
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Page Count 136pp
Publication Size 7 x 9
Publication Notes Softcover, Partial Color
Publication Date Summer 2005
ISBN 978-1560976509

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