By Benjamin Marra
Publisher: Colour Code
“In 2001, as a response to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11th, president George W. Bush ordered the creation of a super-secret team of U.S. foreign service agents… known as the Terror Assualters”
By Inés Estrada
“A simply killer collection of Inés Estrada’s amazing comics – charmed and pervy and smart and totally unpredictable… I can’t say enough good things about these except that you will love them.” -Edie Fake, author of Gaylord Phoenix
By Michael Jordan
Publisher: Space Face Books
A story that crosses the threshold in many ways. Not safe for work.
By Jesse Jacobs
Publisher: Koyama Press
Join a pair of young newlyweds as they descend deep into a mysterious forest, encountering unknown creatures and unimaginable landscapes. Amongst the unusual flora and fauna, they discover within themselves something more strange and terrible than any sight their safari has to offer. Safari Honeymoon is a tale of jungle love and jungle madness.
By Farel Dalrymple
Publisher: First Second
Sherwood and Orson should never have gone into that cave.
That day, a door was opened from our world into a dark and profane realm…and earth’s destiny was changed forever.
In this demented future, whatever life remains on earth is oppressed by the evil shadowsmen. Only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis’s quest is bigger than he ever dreamed of.
Farel Dalrymple brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in this sprawling science fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up.
By Michael DeForge
Publisher: Space Face
Always important to keep the DeForge stock well-maintained. Here’s his newest (at time of writing 7/12/13). You ever notice how sick Mike’s text layout skills are? Always what hooks me in for these titles. And of course, the insides have characters the likes of which can’t be found in anyone else’s weirdest fever dreams.
This particular story is about two soldiers awaiting backup. As you can imagine, things escalate quickly. Hilarious.
Luke Ramsey INTELLIGENT SENTIENT? Book Launch
You’re invited to join Lucky’s on Friday, February 6th, at 7pm, for the Vancouver launch of Luke Ramsey’s Intelligent Sentient?! There will be a slideshow presentation with a signing to follow.
Intelligent Sentient? is a loosely-told narrative of existential crisis. A transparent Keith Haring-inspired human wanders through a series of Luke Ramsey’s signature vividly-coloured, incredibly detailed dreamscapes, seemingly oblivious to its surroundings as it wonders what is nature? What is intelligence? What is love? Wordless but teeming, Intelligent Sentient? is exquisitely realized. It is both mesmerizing and nightmarish, like an artifact from another time.
Luke Ramsey is the co-founder of the Island Folds residency, has exhibited internationally, and works as illustrator for The New York Times, The Drake Hotel, MEC, and more. Intelligent Sentient? is his first book, and is sure to perplex and delight fans both old and new.