07 April 2005

Amazing Rain

Sam Brown, the twisted genius behind the cartoon website explodingdog, recently published a book called Amazing Rain, and it sounds really intriguing. From the review at PopMatters:

The story begins in "the city" that "I" live in. This city is monolithic, more like the Platonic idea of a city than any real place. Those who live within are a simple, homogenous bunch of stick figures, dwarfed by the massive gray blocks of buildings and skyscrapers. The narrator decides to do what it seems no other city-dweller has done -- take a roadtrip. Taking "you" with him/her, the narrator drives and drives, until the road ends and the car breaks down, but continues to go forward on foot. Narrator and companion eventually meet up with a portly man living in the woods, who tells them stories, including the story of the king.

This is where things start to get confusing.


Amazing Rain

You can see some art from the book on Amazon.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

I've got it, being a huge Sam Brown fan (I've got all the books, including the new hardcover deely, and a few of the prints, even), and it's really achingly beautiful. I love it. It's interesting in that it's his first actual full-blown graphic novel. (His first book "Wish For Something Better" had some short stories in there, and the fold-out one he did was a neat way of telling a story, but still pretty short.) I can't recommend this (or, well, anything he's done, really) enough.

12:23 PM, April 07, 2005  
Blogger CW Crisman said...

This is brilliant. This guy has such a great eye for composistion and form...

I love this one from the werb site.

http://www.explodingdog.com/january2/itisokbecauseidontreallymea.html

12:50 PM, April 07, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

That is HILARIOUS, CW... :D

And Rev., if I'd had to guess one person who might know about Sam Brown, I'd have guessed you. Hehe! That's too cool. I see the "Amazing Rain" book is only 10 bucks from Amazon, so I'm going to get a copy.

1:17 PM, April 07, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

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4:24 PM, April 07, 2005  

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