Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Lorenzo Mattotti

There are so many great comix coming out that I can't wait to get my well licked paws on them! A great series that is coming out is the 'Ignatz' collection. It is an international collection of comic artists in collaboration with Fantagraphics and Coconino Press. The dozen contributors so far are from Great Britain (Matt Broersma), France (Epileptic’s David B.), Italy (Francesca Ghermandi, the legendary Lorenzo Mattotti, and series founder Igort), RAW’s Marti (Spain), and the U.S. (Anders Nilsen and Kevin Huizenga). I just ordered Lorenzo Mattotti's, Chimera. Lorenzo Mattotti is one of the italian masters of comix (fumetto) and his stuff will rob you of your senses faster than gypsies stealing your money. His art has been regularly seen over here on the covers of the New Yorker and you can get a translated version of his Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde published by NBM. I don't want to say much about him...just take the plunge into a world where art and sequential storytelling meet in a deep beautiful ocean. Pretend you never saw this and you discovered his site by some happy accident and then you can feel like it is just your own seed of inspiration.

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