Author(s): Richard McGuire
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From the author of the widely acclaimed graphic novelHere, awarded the 2016 Prix D'or for best graphic album at Angouleme, a new graphic work that celebrates another aspect of his incomparable genius. Sequential Drawingsgathers together more than a decade of McGuire's witty and endlessly inventive spots a veritable short-story collection each drawing given its own spread, which, in turn, assures for the reader the experience of surprise and delight that the drawings unfailingly deliver. Richard McGuire's first series of "spot" drawings debuted inThe New Yorkerin February 2005 for the magazine's 80th anniversary issue. Spot drawings, scattered among the magazine's text, had been a long-running feature ofThe New Yorker, and over the years, many artists had contributed them. But McGuire was the first to conceive them as a sequence, and his drawings were something altogether new: deceptively simple images that imbued the series with movement and narrative, telling their own unexpected stories. (With illustrations throughout and an introduction by Luc Sante)"
RICHARD McGUIREis a regular contributor toThe New Yorker. His comics have appeared inThe New York Times, McSweeney s, Le Monde, andLiberation.He has written and directed two omnibus feature films: Loulou et Autre Loups (Loulou and Other Wolves, 2003), andPeur(s) du Noir (Fear[s] of the Dark, 2007). He designed and manufactured his own line of toys, and is the founder and bass player of the band Liquid Liquid.Herewas based on his six-page comic that appeared inRAWmagazine in 1989 and was quickly acknowledged as a transformative work that expanded the possibilities of the comics medium."