"Like the New Yorker - for mutants." Los Angeles Reader
New BLAB!, meet Used BLAB! Together they make the most impressive and expressive illustration and comics compendium around. BLAB! is the annual forum for a diverse roster of the finest illustrators of our day to do essentially as they please, a publication that carries the proud tradition of unfettered graphic innovation into the future. The "used" side of this book brings together the finest of BLAB!, including the work of such luminaries as Gary Baseman, Peter Kuper, Blanquet, Christian Northeast, the Clayton Brothers, and more. The "new" side features never-before-seen work specially created for this book, with contributors including Haley Johnson, Sue Coe, Jonathon Rosen, Spain, and an introduction by neo-Dada pop star Mark Mothersbaugh. The many faces and voices of BLAB! are reproduced in a resplendent back-to-back package that provides multiple points of entry. A best-of collection, an art and design manifesto, and a new kind of visual art form in itself, New & Used BLAB! is the best survey of progressive illustration today.
About the Author
Mark Mothersbaugh is a composer, cartoonist, and lead singer for the band Devo. He lives in Los Angeles.
Monte Beauchamp is the editor and creator of BLAB! He lives in Chicago, where he works in advertising as an art director.
Table of Contents
|Who's Afraid of the Peppermint Man?||13|
|The Paper Grin||21|
|Ants in Your Pants in France||25|
|The Man with No Heart||35|
|Go There to Rest||54|
|Dirty Girl Body Language||56|
|My Cold War||65|
|A Tribute to Jim Flora!||81|