While experiencing a succession of bewildering parallel universes, a solitary figure has telepathic encounters with a demonic aviatrix, a wandering crystalline being, a flaming sword-wielding warrior, and a mysterious sorceress, all within the confines of his own apartment. Vague Tales is the debut graphic novel from Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Eric Haven (UR), who moonlighted as a three-time Emmy-nominated producer on the TV show MythBusters and has contributed short comic stories for years to esteemed publications such as The Believer and Kramers Ergot. Haven’s work is dark, absurdist, and deadpan, reflecting the apocalyptic undercurrent of modern times. His inky, rubbery drawings buttress his black, absurdist humor.
"Clunky, pugnacious, and colorful as golden age comics stalwart Fletcher Hanks, droll as single-panel virtuoso Glen Baxter, Haven is a comics parodist of the highest order." — Booklist
"Haven's stories are darkly absurd. His linework is beautifully bold and classically precise. And his stories are engagingly fantastic." — Largehearted Boy
"Oh yes, I do have a soft spot for short-form weirdness, and Eric Haven’s latest does not disappoint. Sometimes it reads like a parody; other times it reads like the greatest glorification of absurd violence. Keep a six-pack on ice when reading." — Omnivoracious
"What sets apart Vague Tales is the way Haven throws story after story at the reader and then has them bleed into each other in unexpected ways." — High-Low
Listen to Haven's appearance on Study Group Comics' Process Party podcast.
Read The Comics Journal's Interview with Haven