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Here (Pantheon Graphic Novels) (Hardcover)

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    No plot? No problem! It's not so much that this book has no plot, but rather that its plot is the arc of the history of life on earth, from the miasmas of millennia ago to the deluges of the distant future. But it limits that history to events that occur in one small, specific corner of the globe roughly the size of a living room. You read this book for the experience of reading it. It's almost more like performance art. It literally contains multitudes. (Emily)

    — From Emily


    From one of the great comic innovators, the long-awaited fulfillment of a pioneering comic vision. Richard McGuire's Here is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years.

    (With full-color illustrations throughout.)

    About the Author

    Richard McGuire is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. His work has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Le Monde, and Libération. He has written and directed for two omnibus feature films: Loulou et Autre Loups (Loulou and Other Wolves, 2003) and Peur(s) du Noir (Fear[s] of the Dark, 2007). He has also designed and manufactured his own line of toys, and he is the founder and bass player of the band Liquid Liquid. The six-page comic Here, which appeared in 1989 in Raw magazine, volume 2, number 1, was immediately recognized as a transformative work that would expand the possibilities of the comic medium. Its influence continues to be felt twenty-five years after its publication.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780375406508
    ISBN-10: 0375406506
    Publisher: Pantheon Books
    Publication Date: December 9th, 2014
    Pages: 304
    Language: English