Monster Island Three

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Monster Island Three is the book anthology of the art zine edited by popular Montreal artist Billy Mavreas.

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It contains comics and essays about monsters and comics. These artists pit their personal demons against the universal monsters of popular culture (Frankenstein, Godzilla, The Wolfman, etc...). This book straddles the line between comic anthology and art book but also contains essays to give historical context to the art. Rick Trembles provides a tribute in comic form to movie director Ray Harryhausen. Mavreas contributes a feature on Inuit artist Alootook Ipellie. There is Joe Ollmann's comic on the history of his drawing implements and Andy Brown's essay on the significance of the publishing history of one of Jack Kirby's final comic series. Bernie Mireault provides a comic about a horrific poker game while Patrick R. Burger writes about German pulps from the 1930s which were set in Africa. Of course the book also includes many monster drawings including those by Fiona Smyth. Other contributors include: John Mavreas, Carlos Santos, Jesse Bochner, Tessa Fenger, Jennifer MacIntyre, Shawn Jefferies, Guy Boutin, Hene Brosseau, Leyla Majeri, Rupert Bottenberg, Howard Chackowicz, Sean McCarthy, and Shawn Cheng. 'A clutch of terrific Montreal cartoonists in a compact page-turner. As an editor, Mavreas has a sweet tooth for the peculiar, and he's gathered a mittful of like-minded independents, most of them direly underexposed.' -eye

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Author Billy Mavreas (editor)
Publisher Conundrum Press
Page Count 144pp
Publication Size 7 x 8.5
Publication Notes Softcover, b/w
Publication Date July 10, 2007
ISBN 978-1894994279

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