Finally, what the world has been waiting for — a big, oversized collection of Gerald Jablonski’s psychedelically underground, absurdly avant-garde comics! Jablonski has been comics’ best-kept secret for decades, telling the tales of imposter ants, bear-faced grumps, and stoic farmers with pun-laden word balloons that wildly snake around the page. This book also includes a discussion with Gary Groth, the artist’s first interview in print. Jablonski belongs in the ingeniously baffling auteur pantheon with John Cage, James Joyce, and Andy Warhol. Yes, you read that right.
"You, with your big bright mind and adventuous soul will fall into the spirit of things right away. Reading this book will be like your first parachute jump, or your first ménage à trois. Exhilarating new sensations will wash over you, the world will seem fresh and new for a short precious time. And afterwards, like the supplicant whose life of devotion culminates in a reality-shattering vision, your personality will bear the imprint of this experience all the rest of your days." — Jim Woodring, from the introduction.
"Uncompromising, weird, enjoyable and tedious in equal turn, Jablonski’s work is a blaring affirmation of what bizarre boundaries comics can push." — Paste Magazine
"One of the most unique and peculiar voices ever to make comics (and that’s saying something). ... beyond the sheer strangeness of the material, Jablonski’s comics have a transfixing charm." — The Smart Set
"[Jablonski's] dizzying page layouts are overloaded with witty dialogue balloons that simultaneously let you in on the gag and poke fun at the human condition." — Broken Frontier