The Strange Death of Alex Raymond

The Strange Death of Alex Raymond

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Legendary creator Dave Sim is renowned world-wide for his groundbreaking Cerebus the Aardvark. Now, in The Strange Death of Alex Raymond, Sim brings to life the history of comics' greatest creators, using their own techniques. Equal parts Understanding Comics and From Hell, Strange Death is a head-on collision of ink drawing and spiritual intrigue, pulp comics and movies, history and fiction. The story traces the lives and techniques of Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon, Rip Kirby), Stan Drake (Juliet Jones), Hal Foster (Prince Valiant), and more, dissecting their techniques through recreations of their artwork, and highlighting the metatextual resonances that bind them together.

Title:The Strange Death of Alex Raymond
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781736860502
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    The Strange Death of Alex Raymond Reviews

  • Alex Sarll

    'A Metaphysical History of Comics Photorealism', and a loopy project in so many ways that I don't even know where to start. If you're aware of Dave Sim it's almost certainly from Cerebus, which starte...

  • Mike Dominic

    This book is a beautifully illustrated, cleverly designed and perfectly executed work from a master of the medium. Which makes it all the more unfortunate that is nearly unreadable.In its early stages...

  • Alex Robinson

    A beautiful book that’s somewhat challenging to read both in terms of content and presentation. The bulk of the art is recreations of various photorealistic cartoonists of the mid-twentieth century ...

  • Dominick

    What a dumpster fire of a book this is. What credit it does get is for often quite stunning art, though the pages become increasingly difficult to read as the book progresses, not only because of the ...

  • Bill Wallace

    I've never read Cerebus and I mostly know Sim's work through friends' recommendations and the controversies he has kicked up over the years, but when I read a brief review of this book that mentioned ...

  • Todd Glaeser

    The 2nd book I never thought that I would see arrived this year. (The first was Monsters.) An enigmatic book that left me enjoyably confused and flabbergasted. A compromise, surely. I'm sure the final...

  • ??????

    Самое мощное когда-либо недописанное произведение, которое пытались дописать. Невероятной силы текст и визу...

  • Kalle Vilenius

    It’s difficult to succinctly explain what this book is. There is a framing narrative about Jack, a woman working late at a comic book store, doing the inventory, and in the process discovering the f...

  • Daniel

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 2.5 of 5This is a very difficult graphic novel to review because there are many different aspects to the book.First, the description....

  • Vivienne

    My thanks to Living the Line/Diamond Book Distributors for a digital review copy via NetGalley of ‘The Strange Death of Alex Raymond’ by Dave Sim with Grubaugh Carson. It is due to be published in...