Fall 2008

Fall 2008


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A literary anthology...with a twist.

Since its inception in 2005, MOME has bridged the gap between the contemporary graphic novel scene and the current cutting-edge literary scene, serving as a perfect sampler of today's best young graphic novelists in a quarterly format that sits as handsomely on the newsstand alongside journals like McSweeney's and Paris Review as it does in the graphic novels section.

Volume 12 welcomes back renowned graphic novelist David B. (Epileptic) for the first time since the fourth volume. MOME also features returning regulars Jonathan Bennett, Sophie Crumb, Andrice Arp, Paul Hornschemeier, Kurt Wolfgang, Eleanor Davis, Zak Sally, Tom Kaczynski, Dash Shaw, Joe Kimball, and Ray Fenwick. Tim Hensley also returns with more of his brilliant "Wally Gropius" strips, as do fan favorites Al Columbia and R. Kikuo Johnson! Plus, several other surprises from some of the best new talent in comics.

MOME is an accessible, reasonably priced quarterly running approximately 120 pages per volume, mostly in color, and spotlighting the most exciting new storytellers in comics along with special surprises. MOME is quickly earning a reputation as one of the premier literary anthologies on the shelves, and the only one comprised almost entirely of comics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560979302
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 08/28/2008
Series: Mome Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Gary Grothis the co-founder ofThe Comics Journaland Fantagraphics Books. He lives in Seattle.

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dr_zirk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Mome success story continues with volume 12. This impressive series got off to a rough start, but the last couple of years have been good ones, with enough shuffling of the cast of regular contributors to really bring some interesting ideas and stunning visual expression to the forefront. Dash Shaw, Tom Kaczynski, and Al Columbia continue to deliver on earlier promises. A handful of new contributors add some interesting flavor, and even the makeweight contributions of Sophie Crumb and Paul Hornschemeier can't sink the boat. But the real reason to buy into volume 12 is David B's "The Drum Who Fell in Love". Once again, David B delivers the goods in a spectacular way, thoroughly living up to his reputation as the single most significant artist working in the graphic novel medium today. For this piece alone, Mome #12 is well worth the price of admission.