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Unreal City

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Unreal City contains five highly charged stories about relationships: “Echoes into Eternity,” “Evelyn Dalton-Hoyt,” “Emordana,” “The Yellowknife Retrospective,” and “Objet d’Art.” The stories address gender, narcissism, marriage, subjectivity, objectification, and the thin line that divides love from hate. Bryant’s characters sometimes feel like they are navigating their way through the darkness in an attempt to make sense of love, sex, art, and life. Existential and elliptical, the stories play beautifully against Bryant’s precise and fully-realized artwork, which echoes such masters as Jaime Hernandez and Daniel Clowes. In Unreal City, characters cannot walk into a room without their world turning inside out. Readers will be similarly upended by the discovery of this major new talent.

Pages:
106
Colors:
black & white
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
10" x 12.5"
ISBN-10:
978-1-60699-880-9
Year:
2017

Press Highlights:

"Good lord, is this a pretty book to look at. It will be a thrill to watch how Bryant proceeds after this surreal debut." — Vulture

"His stories [are like] a leap off the hallucinatory cliffs of A Velvet Glove Cast in Iron and the X’ed Out trilogy and into some murkier, more disturbing void. As much as Unreal City might make you scratch your head, the surreal stories within it grasp at something very real." — The Seattle Weekly

Read Bryant's interview with Cool Yeah Alright

Unreal City contains five highly charged stories about relationships: “Echoes into Eternity,” “Evelyn Dalton-Hoyt,” “Emordana,” “The Yellowknife Retrospective,” and “Objet d’Art.” The stories address gender, narcissism, marriage, subjectivity, objectification, and the thin line that divides love from hate. Bryant’s characters sometimes feel like they are navigating their way through the darkness in an attempt to make sense of love, sex, art, and life. Existential and elliptical, the stories play beautifully against Bryant’s precise and fully-realized artwork, which echoes such masters as Jaime Hernandez and Daniel Clowes. In Unreal City, characters cannot walk into a room without their world turning inside out. Readers will be similarly upended by the discovery of this major new talent.

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