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Vanishing Act

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Written and drawn in thirteen styles, from comedy and confession to prophecy and interpretative dance, Vanishing Act is a polyphonic play of interconnected stories, synchronized in time and space on one melancholy evening. A paranoid man rehearses the upcoming party. A disheveled actor expounds on the conceptual potential of sitcoms. A beloved dog disappears into the Internet and starts a cult. A couple runs their argument in reverse. A bored seagull excretes the entire known universe. Vanishing Act is governed by one looping constraint that unifies all of the disparate threads: each following story starts in the middle of the previous one, overlapping until the end of the night, and back into the beginning of the book.

Pages:
88
Colors:
full color
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
7.25" x 9.5"
ISBN-13:
9781683961505
Year:
2018

Written and drawn in thirteen styles, from comedy and confession to prophecy and interpretative dance, Vanishing Act is a polyphonic play of interconnected stories, synchronized in time and space on one melancholy evening. A paranoid man rehearses the upcoming party. A disheveled actor expounds on the conceptual potential of sitcoms. A beloved dog disappears into the Internet and starts a cult. A couple runs their argument in reverse. A bored seagull excretes the entire known universe. Vanishing Act is governed by one looping constraint that unifies all of the disparate threads: each following story starts in the middle of the previous one, overlapping until the end of the night, and back into the beginning of the book.

Press Highlights:

"If Jorge Luis Borges could sketch and James Joyce were an art teacher in the digital age, and if both had a healthier tolerance for bathroom humor, then perhaps you’d get Vanishing Act." — San Francisco Chronicle

"Appealing to art comics fans and scholars, this playful volume proves an elegant exploration of the medium as an expression of perspective and inner experience." — Publishers Weekly

"You can read Vanishing Act as poetry, as something that conveys itself in an abstract manner, easier to feel than to follow. You can read it as a puzzle-box of art-philosophical ideas. You can read it simply as an aesthetic joyride, and appreciate Muradov’s obvious mastery of illustration as he careens between different visual styles. Or all of the above." — The Comics Journal

   

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