Al Columbia comic
Twisted, surreal, depraved, horrific — and utterly beautiful. Al Columbia's legendary showcase of flesh and loathing may well be one of the creepiest things we've ever published. Find out why news of a new Columbia project always inspires anticipation among comics fans with this collection of the artist at his most daring. Stories in #0 include "Seymour Sunshine," "Extinction," "Grinding Larry," and a tale of Columbia's waif hero and heroine, Pim and Francie.
Collecting more than a decade's worth of excavations, comic strips, animation stills, storybook covers, and much more, this broken jigsaw puzzle of a graphic novel tells the story of Pim & Francie are childlike male and female imps whose irresponsible antics get them into horrific, fantastic trouble. The brilliant, fairy tale-like backdrops hint at further layers of reality lurking under every gingerbread house or behind every sunny afternoon. Their loosely defined relationship only contributes to the existential fear that lingers underneath the various perils they are subjected to, which are threaded together by text and notes by the artist.
- Issue # TPB (5 years ago)