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Kramers Ergot #6 (Kramers Ergot #6)

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"Kramer's Ergot" has established itself as the centre of the comic avante-garde, and the mammoth 6th volume is the most impressive to date - a full-on plunge into the spot where contemporary visual art discovers narrative. "Kramer's Ergot 6" successfully places the contemporary comics movement in proper perspective within the context of modern art, literature and graphic d ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Buenaventura Press
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David Schaafsma
May 10, 2015 David Schaafsma rated it really liked it
Sammy Harkham's collection, sort of like Raw, a place to go for the avant garde comics of that year… and this was.. 2006? And this is the first time I am reading this volume, and by now I have read more expanded versions of work by the included artists. But it's nice to see them in a kind of historical context, I guess. I also just read #5, which I liked a little better, but I still did like quite a bit of this, actually, as much as I dislike collections, which are inevitably uneven. It's a pict ...more
Ariel Caldwell
Sep 20, 2016 Ariel Caldwell rated it it was ok
Not really my thing, but I'm glad I got my boundaries pushed. Nice to know what is out there, style-wise.
Jon
Jan 26, 2008 Jon rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who want to see unbridled creativity
More great/insane comics from around the world. My favorites in this volume are the comics by Matthew Thurber, CF, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Vanessa Davis, James McShane, Tom Gould, and most of all Souther Salazar. The addition of examining some more historical work by the late and Suiho Tagawa and Marc Smeets was a very nice touch as well (and I felt they both fit right in with the contemporary stuff). There were also many illustrations without words that weren't exactly comics but were certainly ...more
Robert Stevenson
Jul 10, 2008 Robert Stevenson rated it really liked it
Recommended to Robert by: Browsing in the book store
The avant garde of comics these days - comics meets modern art. It will either appall you or blow your mind. Kramers Ergot is the place for cutting edge short-form comics lately with just a hint of yesterday's cutting edge comics. For me the precursors to the book are: Zap Comics (60's), Arcade (70's) and RAW and Weirdo (80's). Dozens of diverse artists are packed in to each issue. Check out a ten page sample
Damon
Mar 31, 2009 Damon rated it it was ok
These anthologies may be the bleeding edge of the avant garde in comics, but I guess I just don't really like avant garde comics all that much. The parts that actually tell a story are for the most part okay to pretty good, and there is some work by some folks I like, but there's also a lot of pages filled with weird crap that's no fun at all.
Amy
Jul 25, 2007 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: recentlyread
So pretty. The cute, creepy WWII-era Japanese comics were the real reason I bought this, but there are also wonderful things by Vanessa Davis, John Porcellino, a really funny Paper Rad story, and more and more. Some are better than others, but that's the nature of an anthology. This book is incredibly rich and beautiful and makes me want to draw.
Blackout
Dec 19, 2014 Blackout rated it it was amazing
Some Fantastic, awe-inspiring sh*t in here! Wide-open creativity running rampant over 200+ pages of heavy stock in kaleidoscopic color.
Favorite artists included here: Helge Reumann, Shary Boyle, Fabio Viscogliosi and Jeff Ladouceur.
Bob Lopez
Better than Kramers Ergot 5. I don't know how it compares to KE7 bc it was so stupid big I didn't wanna check it out. I may now, though, bc these collections are pretty amazing.
Sam Jayne
May 15, 2008 Sam Jayne rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like art and comics and laughing
Recommended to Sam by: robbie lee
independent comics anthology. this is the first one I've gotten a hold of. one of the best paper rad episodes ever, a dog who drives a bomber, marc bell! more.
P5
Nov 06, 2008 P5 rated it it was amazing
bought after reading kramers five...another very strong slab of cutting edge imagery. Its hard not to feel like you are reading something important
L
Jul 11, 2009 L rated it really liked it
This book had so many drawings of people peeing. I feel like I should point that out. More generally, it was totally fucked up and awesome.
Christopher
Jan 19, 2008 Christopher rated it really liked it
i haven't actually gone through this and read all the comics yet, but i always pick it up and flip through it when i'm on mushrooms.
Spencer
Dec 21, 2008 Spencer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
don't read this
reumann, shary boyle, fabio viscoglios, souther salazar, jerry moriarty
bARRY
Oct 31, 2007 bARRY rated it really liked it
your a dick if you don't find something to like in this omnibus
Allan
Sep 04, 2008 Allan rated it really liked it
best comix anthology since Raw...
John
Nov 04, 2009 John rated it really liked it
Often brilliant, often bewildering.
M.
May 12, 2008 M. rated it liked it
Shelves: 2008, comix
half crap / half fun
George
Aug 06, 2007 George rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: artist types, you know...
i'm not a very good artist
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