A Graphic Cosmogony

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Alex Spiro, Ben Newman
Nobrow, 2010 - Art - 171 pages
4 Reviews

"A Graphic Cosmogony is the first anthology from publishers Nobrow Press. This is a Nobrow equivalent of McSweeney's albeit with a very deliberate theme. The twenty-four artists in A Graphic Cosmogony tackle creation in a fitting seven pages each—each one becoming that shamanic presence, creating their own wild, imaginative versions to answer that perennial question: 'how did we get here?' . . . A damn fine read!"—Forbidden Planet International

"The Biblical creation myth proposes that God created the world in seven days, or six plus one day off to chill out, so in that spirit the two-dozen cartoonist-shamans corralled into this compendium were given just seven pages to devise their own version of how we all got here. . . . Entire world faiths have been built on equally unlikely accounts. Perhaps if enough readers of this volume start believing in certain stories, they might cause a spate of new religions to spring up based upon them. Pull up a rock and gather round the flickering fire—the universe is about to be born again."—From the introduction by freelance journalist, curator, and lecturer Paul Gravett, co-author of Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life (Laurence King Publishing, 2005)

Features contributions from artists such as Stuart Kolakovic, Ben Newman, Mike Bertino, Brecht Vandenbroucke, and Luke Pearson.


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User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

This book is beautifully designed and illustrated. However, some of the artists put a little more thought into their stories than others. A couple were not really in the optimum format. But the rest ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kes - Goodreads

gorgeous but not entirely engaging in terms of writing Read full review

About the author (2010)

Alex Spiro is creative director and a founding partner of Nobrow Press, London.

Paul Gravett is a highly respected journalist, author and curator, with a specialism in comics, graphic novels and the sequential narrative.

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