2001 by Blaise Larmee
7 × 10"
1, 2, & 5 color offset
french fold jacket
printed by TWP in Malaysia
"2001, Blaise Larmee’s enigmatic deconstruction of the graphic novel" —Biblioklept
"2001 is a vessel that takes itself in as it unfolds in many directions." —Maggie Umber, author of 270°
"Vast starfields cover , truly giving a "ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space" feel to the actions of its running, leaping, dancing, chatting characters." —Comic Book Resources
"Thoughtful, concise, elegant ― Blaise Larmee's 2001 manages to traverse vast expanses of thought, excavating ideas with a strange and lovely discordant cohesion." —Hall Hassi, author of kE7
"Blaise Larmee continues his examination of comics and the self within the physical, mental, and theoretic grid." —Aidan Koch, author of After Nothing Comes
A conceptually tight and dense book of intellectual and romantic comics, drawings, and related materials, jacketed by Japanese and South Korean flags. 2001 begins at the center with the titular comic and expands outward, leaving twin wakes of character sheets, architectural plans detritus, comics characters dialoguing about subjects such as love, sociology, and practice, drawings made with lighters, letters from his mother, short texts on linearity and goal-orientation in 5th grade. Larmee stages spacetime masterfully ― and without claim of copyright ― in this explosive gift to the creative world, one of those books that thrives on its own nature as a book.
It is a Best American Comics 2019 Notable title, selected by Bill Kartalopoulos.
shop illustration by Raighne