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EDEN II TP (C: 0-1-2) (08/30/2023) FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

EDEN II TP (C: 0-1-2) (08/30/2023) FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

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EDEN II TP (C: 0-1-2)
(W) Wroten, Kenny (A) Wroten, Kenny
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
StockID: 86318 SKU: JUN231836

A blistering critique of digital media and a kaleidoscopic depiction of consumer culture- Eden II is both fanciful and satirical- a combination of deft cartooning and virtuosic storytelling. In the grungy- punk-inflected world Kenny Wroten creates- a cast of disaffected young characters struggle to find their purpose in life. Faced with a dying Earth and numbingly useless jobs- protagonists Ellis and Dr. Otis Heck invent an immersive virtual reality game- Eden II. But when Heck betrays Ellis and sells the game to a mysterious corporation- the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur. As each chapter highlights a new character in the ensemble- the game's impact grows as the world becomes consumed by fantasy. Coming off the heels of their acclaimed queer comics Cannonball and Crimes- Eden II is Wroten's magnum opus- establishing them as a breakout graphic novelist. Philosophical- sarcastic- self-assured- Eden II is a vital work of the moment that positions Wroten alongside recent comics luminaries like Emily Carroll- Caroline Cash- Isabel Greenberg- Melanie Gilman- and Tillie Walden. Reminiscent of the stylized angst of Gregg Araki and Jamie Babbit's works- Wroten's imagery in Eden II reflects the blighted pastiche of Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker-and they have suffused that pastiche with a dark sense of humor and technologically enhanced moral ambiguity.

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