Just when you thought things couldn't get worse

publisher: Fantagraphics
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language: English
pages: 144:

Edward Sorel is widely recognized as America's premier illustrator. But when he wasn't painting covers and making drawings for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Time, Rolling Stone, and many other mass circulation magazines, he was indulging, over the last 30 years, in his first love — making comic strips. Sorel's strips are iconoclastic, cynical, and universally excoriating. No target escapes his watchful wrath: politicians, theological dynasties, idealogues left and right, lawyers, publishers, and the usual gang of movers and shakers (nor does he spare himself). Sorel proves he is that most dangerous of creatures — a cartoonist with a chip on his shoulder, an inveterate troublemaker, a burner of bridges. Culled from the pages of The Nation, the Village Voice, Penthouse, and other magazines, this is the first compilation of Edward Sorel's comic strips, beautifully designed to complement his classic drawing style.

"Sorel has always been one of the best editorial and satirical cartoonists working in major media. He also boasts an idiosyncratic, sketchy style that's instantly recognizable and utterly compelling. This handy collection compiles some of his best work of the past 30 years." – Panels and Pixels

"Top Dozen Comics (Reprinting Previous Publication or Archival)," 2007, The Comics Reporter

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