Chimera, Volume 1

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Fantagraphics, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 32 pages
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Long a superstar in his native Italy, Lorenzo Mattotti has made sporadic incursions into the U.S. via appearances in RAW magazine, the classic Fires graphic novel, and the more recent, 2003 Eisner-winning Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde adaptation from NBM. (Not to mention regular gigs in The New Yorker.) All of these previous works have showcased his full-color painter style, but Chimera, with its intricate, hyper-expressive swirls of crisp line work, shows that Mattotti's genius is bound by no single technique. A wordless fantasia of birth, death, gods, monsters, and humans, Chimera is the most astonishing visual narrative you'll see all year. "A beautiful stream-of-consciousness bit of fantasy... any fan of great cartooning owes it to themselves to seek out this comic." - Sequart

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Review: Chimera No. 1 (Ignatz Series)

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

Chimera is one of the more unusual titles in the Ignatz series from Fantagraphics Books. It is almost entirely wordless, and charts the path through a dream filled with rich movement and ever-changing ... Read full review

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