|Spring-Summer 2014, part 10: International Innovators|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Simon Hanselmann, Olivier Schrauwen, Kickstarter, Coming Attractions||19 Nov 2013 4:52 PM|
Our campaign to support our Spring-Summer 2014 season on Kickstarter is ongoing, and we're continuing to spotlight the books in question, a couple at a time. We've also put our season catalog online for you to browse. (Please note that all artwork, contents, prices, specs, and release dates are preliminary and subject to change.)
250-page full-color 8" x 10" hardcover • $34.99
In 1947, the author's grandfather, Arsene, traveled across the ocean to a mysterious, dangerous jungle colony at the behest of his cousin. Together they would build something deemed impossible: a utopia of modernity, in the wilderness — but not before Arsene falls in love with his cousin's wife, Marieke. Whether delirious from love or a fever-inducing jungle virus, Arsene's loosening grip on reality is mirrored by the reader's uncertainty of what is imagined or real by Arsene. This first full-length graphic novel from European favorite Olivier Schrauwen manages to fold many of the artist's previously displayed obsessions in his short stories — culture clash, lowbrow humor, colonialism, and early-20th-century continental European life — into a single engrossing, often beautiful narrative.
For a Kickstarter pledge of $50 or more, pre-order this book signed by Olivier Schrauwen while supplies last! Or, for a pledge of $40 or more, get an exclusive Risograph print by Ollie! (Or increase your pledge for one or the other to $90 and get both!)
200-page full-color 6" x 8.75" hardcover • $29.99
Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an anthropomorphized owl. They hang out a lot with Werewolf Jones. This may sound like a pure stoner comedy, but it transcends the genre: these characters struggle unsuccessfully to come to grips with their depression, drug use, sexuality, poverty, lack of work, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other in ways that have made Megg and Mogg sensations on Hanselmann's Girl Mountain Tumblr. This is the first collection of Hanselmann's work, freed from its cumbersome Internet prison, and sure to be one of the most talked about graphic novels of 2014, featuring all of the "classic" Megg and Mogg episodes from the past five years as well as over 70 pages of all-new material.
For a Kickstarter pledge of $40 or more, pre-order this book signed by Simon Hanselmann while supplies last! Or, for a pledge of $40 or more, get an exclusive t-shirt with art by Simon (image TK)! Or, for a pledge of $75 or more, get Simon's mix tape! Or, be the lucky individual who gets an all-new original painting of anything you want (almost) by Simon for a $750 pledge! (Or, increase your pledge to the sum of two or more items for total Hanselmannia!)