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PictureBox, Jan 1, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 128 pages
6 Reviews
Both an epic 80-page graphic novel and a document of his vibrant drawings, collages and posters, Ninja is the first book by Fort Thunder co-founder and Lighting Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale. The graphic novel, a work 5 years in the making, takes readers through a fantastic landscape delineated in Chippendale's dense pen and ink line-work and starring a Ninja hunted by the forces of evil. It functions as both a great fantasy story and a social allegory about an artist's struggle with money, gentrification, and city politics. Nearly every massive comics page is drawn in a different elaborate style somewhere between Darger, Panter & illuminated manuscript. In between each chapter of the story is a related section of fine art: from bright, exuberant paintings to visionary drawings to the posters for which Chippendale is internationally recognized. Half art book, half graphic novel, this collection is a unique adventure in art and comics.

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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

I really like Chippendale's creative energy. His personality really seems to come out in his drawings and his drumming and everything that he does. It's really interesting to see his style evolve in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dane Martin - Goodreads

Not high on the "readability" charts, but who cares? This book has such an appealing, crazy energy to it that it just doesn't matter. This is a rare thing. I look at this book constantly, and my brain ... Read full review

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