"In his Marvel Comics cover versions and punk takes on figures like G.Gordon Liddy, Josh Bayer has been exploring the ways in which ideas like integrity, autonomy and idealism can often be used to mask cruelty, hatred and selfishness. Building a loose continuity between projects, these ideas come to a head in THETH, which is about the superhero-loving kid who wears a Rom-like mask over his head and has trouble dealing with the harshness of everyday life. This story doesn’t represent his heartwarming triumph over the odds nor his unlikely rescue from a family and community that doesn’t understand him. Instead, THETH details his bleak and inevitable betrayal by not only his family but from a fellow outcast as well. Bayer’s savagely scribbly line and grotesque character design retain a sense of whimsy that make the story’s more visceral moments all the more effective."
(Source: retrofitcomics, via retrofitcomics)
Anne Emond’s Retrofit book is coming very sooooooonnnn…
work in progress
COME OVER TOMORROW
Advance press for the most experimental Comix Show/BBQ on the east coast this coming July 20th
fbook invite here
Sneak preview of Antoine Cosse’s forthcoming book!
Sam Alden’s creator of Wicked Chicken Queen print from an upcoming Retrofit show at Telegraph Comics and Prints in Charlottesville, VA!
5-color screenprint design for upcoming retrofit show at telegraph gallery
Holy THETH exists and it looks STUPENDOUS shipping next week!!! Or get a copy at the Philly Comix BBQ on Sunday in Philly
sometimes it’s the little victories that get me through the day…