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The Winner

The Winner

"Local artist and graphic novelist Karl Stevens has the artistic range of Alex Ross and a narrative style that redfines the comic form. Stevens is a real Cioran type, disillusioned with the state of art and his place in it. But there's also genuine love here: for his wife, for his cat, for his work. 'Am I a painter, or am I a cartoonist?' he asks. But why either? He's a poet, too, a laboring artist, a scenic Knausgaard, a still-life visionary with incredible talent."

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Author Karl Stevens
Publisher Retrofit Comics LLC
Publication Date 2018-05-23
Section Graphic Novels / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Non-Fiction Suggestions / Spencer R.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781940398747

Karl Stevens uses the graphic novel to dissect the line between the worlds of high and low art. While working as a museum guard he contemplates the plight of his aesthetic choices, and how they have affected his life thus far. Where is his place as an artist? How has his world changed since he met his wife and muse Alex? Has he become boring since he quit drinking? Painted visions of autobiographical reality swing into experiments with fantasy and science fiction.

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