Fantagraphics Books

In Pictopia Magazine

Product Number: 978168396457552000


Writer: Don Simpsons

Artist: Various

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

In Pictopia is the legendary comic created in 1986, written by the era''s most adventurous mainstream comics writer and drawn by a bevy of indie cartoonists-helmed by Don Simpson, with Mike Kazaleh, Pete Poplaski, and Eric Vincent. Presented here for the first time, scanned from the original line art and full-color painted boards, in an appropriately oversized format. Pictopia is the allegorical city inhabited by old, forgotten, but once famous and iconic comics characters, now considered pitiable has-beens by the popular new comics characters who are cheerfully and inevitably taking their places in the pop culture pantheon of celebrity. It is both a paean to timeless, beloved comics characters and a scathing critique of the then-contemporary comics sub-culture.

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