I love when books like this are announced. I don’t know half the things out there that have a following (it’s truly impossible to even try) but when something like this surfaces you get to take a look completely out of context and try to figure out the appeal…
The work is striking and beautifully drawn, but to say that I can make heads or tails of what’s going on in these pages, well that would be a downright lie. I must admit though I can’t wait to see what this book is all about! The almost pop-art single colored backgrounds (which seriously brought Roy Lichtenstein to mind) coupled with the manga-esque figures looks really great. The last page though? With the rampant animal husbandry going on? Great art, have no idea what Harvey is driving at there..
I guess we can wait and see (the one-shot comes out 9/1) or we could always venture out onto the interwebs and look at James Harvey’s work first hand!
Here’s the full press release from Image…
The cult online comic will be in print this October
Writer and artist James Harvey’s MASTERPLASTY, the cult online sensation, will hit shelves on 10/1.
In this beautifully illustrated one-shot, a young man decides to leave his college girlfriend after undergoing a new medical procedure—a procedure that drastically modifies the physical appearance of the human body in ways both beautiful and hideous. But will changing the outside change what’s within?
After reaching cult fame and building a fanbase online, this is James Harvey’s print debut. The issue will be in oversized format, available for $5.99 to pre-order with Diamond Code AUG140555. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, 9/1.
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