An American Book Award winner and an Editor's Choice of the New York Times, Flood! is the powerful first graphic novel by Eric Drooker, frequent cover artist for the New Yorker. Flood! is a modern novel written in the ancient language of pictures, with an expressionist, film noir edge. This "definitive edition" of Flood! is a unique record of our country's turbulent past -...more
There are motifs of destruction and creation in equal measure. An artist depicting the end of the world while the world around him ends, of water in its two prominent avatars - rain and flood. Of ...more
It's about a man in New York in an unspecified time who falls on hard times. The story goes very meta when you see he is an artist and begins to draw the story you've been seeing, of the great flood and Noah's ark, causing the apocolypse in perhaps modern day New York.
This was so thought provoking. I'd recommend ge ...more
The story was beautiful, if a bit difficult to fully understand at times. With so much emotion exuding from every page, its a gripping tale. Flood! is a phenomenal example ...more
The work displays the journey of one man and the life that he lives over different time periods. It's a tale of destruction, of energy, and oddly enough of hope in some ways. The last chapter is the longest and the most powerful as the man creates a story about the world at its ending, while the world ends around him. It has heartbreaking depictions and a feral energy to a man calling for the world's end. The artist in the story is so obsessed with finishing his work eve ...more
In 1996, I went to NYC for a Refuse + Resist conference. Anita and I journeyed to a bookstore (I want to say it was called People's Books, but I'm really not sure) and watch Eric Drooker play the harmonica and sing while showing slides from Flood! That's where I bought my copy of this book. Eric Drooker autographed my copy.
And I have to admit I was quite smitten by Mr. Drooker. However, when I had the chance to help host him a ...more
What on earth did I just read? I'm sure there's something literary going on (even though it's purely images with no words) - the kind of stuff that art majors would rhapsodise over - something about the human condition and the oppression of the self by the city or something. I can appreciate the art. And for the most part the stories are fairly straightforward. I had a quick flick back through it after f ...more
I got the chance to see this book in a slide show format at AK Press back when they were located in San Francisco's Mission District.
All these things tied into a graphic novel that spans hallucinations and time in New York City. Utterly brilliant.
If you ever get a chance to see this author in person...do so...he has amazing presentation for his books and usually plays Harmonica to a slide projector showing his drawings.
I wish they had used the cover's style throughout the entire book, because I fell in love with this cover!