Writer: Blaise Larmee
Artist: Blaise Larmee
A conceptually tight and dense book of intellectual and romantic comics, drawings, and related materials, jacketed by Japanese and South Korean flags. 2001 begins at the center with the titular comic and expands outward, leaving twin wakes of character sheets, architectural plans detritus, comics characters dialoguing about subjects such as love, sociology, and practice, drawings made with lighters, letters from his mother, short texts on linearity and goal-orientation in 5th grade. Larmee stages spacetime masterfully ― and without claim of copyright ― in this explosive gift to the creative world, one of those books that thrives on its own nature as a book.