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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

hall of best knowledge by ray fenwick to be released in a week

Some of you may remember me mentioning a fantastic graphic novel, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, by Chris Ware. I own some more of his work, too, as he has grown to be my favorite "cartoonist" or illustrator, if you will. Ware publishes with Fantagraphics, a major publisher of what I consider one of the richest mediums of story telling: comics. Fantagraphics is known as one of the leading proponents of comics as a legitimate art form, as they have relentlessly been releasing some of the top works of the medium. In one short week Fantagraphics will be releasing Ray Fenwick's new book, Hall of Best Knowledge.

The Fantagraphics website describes the upcoming book as:
"Part graphic novel, part art object, part satire, part puzzle. The slow unfolding of the author and his story builds humor with each page, creating a peculiar examination of the idea of genius and the problems that arise in the search and transmission of knowledge."
The description has certainly piqued my interest and I will be picking this up next week. You can have a look at some sample illustrations of the book here.

(Originally discovered via swissmiss)

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