Named one of the "The Best Damn Comics of the Year" by Tom Kaczynski in Boing Boing's survey and one of "The Best Reads of 2012" by musician Dan Willson in The Scotsman's survey
Ron Regé, Jr. is a very unusual yet accomplished storyteller whose work exudes
a passionate moral, idealistic core that sets him apart from his peers. The Cartoon
Utopia is his Magnum Opus, a unique work of comic art that, in the words of its
author, "focuses on ideas that I've become intrigued by that stem from magical,
alchemical, ancient ideas & mystery schools." It's part sci-fi, part philosophy, part
visual poetry, and part social manifesto. Regé's work exudes psychedelia, outsider rawness, and pure cartoonish joy.
In The Cartoon Utopia, "Utopians" of the future world are attempting to send messages through consciousness, outside
of the constricts of time as we understand it. They live in a world of advanced collective consciousness and want to
help us understand how to achieve what they have accomplished. They get together to perform this task in a way that
evolved out of our current system of consuming information and entertainment. In other words, the opposite of television.
Instead, these messages appear in the form of art, music and storytelling.
Praise for Ron Regé, Jr.:
"One of a handful of cartoonists in the history of the medium
to not only reinvent comics to suit his own idiosyncratic impulses
and inspirations as an artist, but also to imbue it with
his own peculiar, ever changing emotional energy. To me, he
is unquestionably one of 'the greats.'" – Chris Ware
"Slow down when you read his pictures and ornately lettered
words, quivering, scintillating, radiant, and they will leave
you awake and awakened." – Paul Gravett