Fantagraphics Previews R.I.P.: Best of 1985-2004


FLOG!, the official Fantagraphics blog, has posted a preview of R.I.P.: Best of 1985-2004, being a collection of two decade’s worth of  out of print and uncollected stories by Thomas Ott.

I have to admit that I’m not at all familiar with the work of Thomas Ott, but the solicitation text makes this one sound really intriguing, and the artwork in the 19-page preview is pretty astounding! I can imagine that I’ll probably be ordering a copy, along with The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8. The biggest problem with blogging about comics all the time is that you get exposed to loads of interesting looking books, and therefore end up spending a large portion of you salary in comic shops

Check out the solicitation below, and a link to the preview:

R.I.P.: Best of 1985-2004
by Thomas Ott

192-page black & white 6.25″ x 10″ hardcover • $28.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-417-7

Ships in: March 2011 (subject to change) —Pre-Order Now

This omnibus collection of Thomas Ott’s short shock-ending horror stories — imagine E.C. Comics done with no words, and executed in an impossibly lush black-and-white scratchboard style — collects a dozen stories originally published in three (now out of print) thin European style “graphic albums” (Tales of Error, Greetings from Hellville and Dead End) during the 1980s and 1990s, plus 8 previously uncollected tales, including “The Breakdown” from Fantagraphics’ Mome anthology and Ott’s collaboration with French great David B., “La Fiancée du Lapin.” The book also features an afterword by rocker Martin Eric Ain, a.k.a. Martin Erich Stricker (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost).

Presented in the same deluxe format as the now sold-out Cinema Panopticum and The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8, R.I.P. offers up twenty twisted tales of murder, suicide, oppression, terror, mutilation, crime, marital strife, and nuclear annihilation.

Download an EXCLUSIVE 19-page PDF excerpt (3.7 MB).

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