Qviet by Andrew Burkholder
5.5 × 6.8"
2 color offset
printed by TWP in S. Korea
"Burkholder uses line in fresh and startling ways to cast new light on humanity's most enduring obsession." —Anya Davidson, author of Lovers in the Garden and School Spirits
"This book will fold your brain like a paper crane." —Lane Milburn, author of Twelve Gems
"These are surrealist inner monologue gags of the id, thoughts projected, constructed in the finest kinky lines." —Lale Westvind, author of Grip
"Fresh, urgent, ephemeral." —The Comics Journal
"Qviet takes sex and does to it what it does with its own rubbery, loose-lined, exuberant, exhilarating cartooning: twists it, stretches it, turns it inside out, makes unexpected connections, uses it to reveal things that usually stay hidden away." —The Comics Journal
Qviet focuses on the abstractions of sex, of seeing, and the fluid relations between the two. Using the strip, one of the oldest formal modes in comics, as the misleadingly benign container for his explorations, Burkholder challenges the reader to reimagine not only what falls under the purview of this form, but the larger conceptions of sex as a whole.
Andrew Burkholder is a cartoonist and visual artist. His comics are abstract yet playful, oftentimes dealing with very adult themes twisted through an extremely dry sense of humor. His 2013 comic Pretty Smart was included in the Jonathan Lethem edited Best American Comics 2015.
shop photos by Blaise Larmee