On sale date: November 16, 2021
SEX & DEATH are the primal subjects that Pier Dola explores with unrelenting tenacity in his incendiary debut graphic novel.
A rectal prolapse and a terminal cancer diagnosis launch our unnamed everyman protagonist into a scabrous, self-lacerating inner journey as he confronts his imminent mortality. Wandering the city in a state of self-obsessed delirium, his protuberant, snake-like rectum dragging behind him (a literally sputtering and exploding visual metaphor), our everyman desperately searches for the meaning of his life. Along the way, he stumbles across an endless stream of victims of life's brutal vagaries — street philosophers, degenerates, libidinous monstrosities, fascistic cops, sages, his own daughter, and ultimately his doppelgänger — as his life spirals into a hallucinatory series of near-psychotic episodes, including what may be the most horrifyingly surreal Freudian nightmare ever penned by a cartoonist.
A modern day Pilgrim's Progress as seen through the scatological lens of an unrestrained satirist working at full throttle, Pier Dola's From Granada to Cordoba is a riotous, relentless, and terrifying attempt to grapple with the abyss.From Granada to Cordoba is part of the Fantagraphics Underground imprint.
"A book so visceral, so unforgiving, so unrelenting that even descriptions or synopses of it aren't for the faint of heart. It's an absolute fucking gut-punch of a comic, in other words, and even though it's also hysterically funny, the humor in no way alleviates the psychological pressure that literally bears down on you from first page to last." — Four Color Apocalypse
"One of the most inventive and stunning pieces of comic art I've seen in years." — The Comics Journal
- Paperback / Softback
- Full color.
- 8.1" × 11.1"