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PictureBox, Jan 1, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 128 pages
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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  - Alex Scales - Goodreads

I've read that the best way to approach Fort Thunder, and Brian Chippendale in particular, is to think of their work as fine art in the form of artifacts that just happen to be comics. Honestly, that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

Derik Badman's review of the work is well written. Read full review

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