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Visual Abuse: Jim Blanchard's Graphic Art 1982-2002

Visual Abuse: Jim Blanchard's Graphic Art 1982-2002


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This coffee table book is a retrospective of the alternative cartoonist/illustrator’s work.

Jim Blanchard's work from 1982–2002 intersected with punk rock, grunge, psychedelia, alternative comics, “zine” culture, portraiture, and “girlie” art. The book gathers Blanchard’s art into a cohesive whole; one section assembles the best of Blanchard’s LP covers, posters and flyers from the hardcore punk era through grunge, including iconic Black Flag, Nirvana, and Soundgarden posters. Augmenting the posters are exclusive photographs from the shows, including shots by famed photographer Charles Peterson (Touch Me, I'm Sick).

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606999387
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Born in Texas, Jim Blanchard has lived all across the U.S.A. and in Norway. From 1982–1988, he was the editor and publisher of the punk rock/graphics zine Blatch. In 1987, he moved to Seattle, Washington, where he’s been an illustrator, designer, and comic book artist, as well as an art director for Fantagraphics Books. He now lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife Diana and his dog Lucius.

Charles Peterson is best known for his grunge rock photography. He lives in Seattle, WA.

Jim Woodring lives on Vashon Island in Washington State’s Puget Sound with his wife, Mary. The recipient of numerous rewards—including a Genius Award—he is an animator and a fine artist as well as a cartoonist.

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