By Jordan Crane
Edited by Sloane Leong
Publisher: Floating World
Save Point is a pixel art exhibition collecting a variety of work from an international group of pixel artists and game developers. Pixel art has been the means by which many of us have explored fantastic worlds, fallen into sinister plots as well as met heroic triumphs and tragic ends. From 8-bit games to visual novels, pixel art has been the bridge between us and bold endless adventures. This exhibit aims to showcase this medium and capture a fragment of the anticipation of adventuring into the unknown.
By Marc Bell
Publisher: Colour Code
A four colour riso squarebound collection featuring the best from the out of print issues of BELLY WOT LEAFLET! And SWED (some chopped up and reworked) as well as a bunch of new material: collaborative comics made with Sandrine Martin, a story about the late great Rain Rien, and dialogue between characters about television programs.
By Jesse Jacobs
Publisher: Koyama Press
Join a pair of young newlyweds as they descend deep into a mysterious forest, encountering unknown creatures and unimaginable landscapes. Amongst the unusual flora and fauna, they discover within themselves something more strange and terrible than any sight their safari has to offer. Safari Honeymoon is a tale of jungle love and jungle madness.
By Farel Dalrymple
Publisher: First Second
Sherwood and Orson should never have gone into that cave.
That day, a door was opened from our world into a dark and profane realm…and earth’s destiny was changed forever.
In this demented future, whatever life remains on earth is oppressed by the evil shadowsmen. Only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis’s quest is bigger than he ever dreamed of.
Farel Dalrymple brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in this sprawling science fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up.
By Michael DeForge
Publisher: Space Face
Always important to keep the DeForge stock well-maintained. Here’s his newest (at time of writing 7/12/13). You ever notice how sick Mike’s text layout skills are? Always what hooks me in for these titles. And of course, the insides have characters the likes of which can’t be found in anyone else’s weirdest fever dreams.
This particular story is about two soldiers awaiting backup. As you can imagine, things escalate quickly. Hilarious.
Luke Ramsey INTELLIGENT SENTIENT? Book Launch
You’re invited to join Lucky’s on Friday, February 6th, at 7pm, for the Vancouver launch of Luke Ramsey’s Intelligent Sentient?! There will be a slideshow presentation with a signing to follow.
Intelligent Sentient? is a loosely-told narrative of existential crisis. A transparent Keith Haring-inspired human wanders through a series of Luke Ramsey’s signature vividly-coloured, incredibly detailed dreamscapes, seemingly oblivious to its surroundings as it wonders what is nature? What is intelligence? What is love? Wordless but teeming, Intelligent Sentient? is exquisitely realized. It is both mesmerizing and nightmarish, like an artifact from another time.
Luke Ramsey is the co-founder of the Island Folds residency, has exhibited internationally, and works as illustrator for The New York Times, The Drake Hotel, MEC, and more. Intelligent Sentient? is his first book, and is sure to perplex and delight fans both old and new.