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Kramers Ergot #5 (Kramers Ergot #5)

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  165 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Gingko Press
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David Schaafsma
I read Kramers Ergot #8 first and liked it, but all the GR insiders said that earlier ones were better, and a few were revolutionary, so I picked this one up, one of those most often mentioned in that way, and gave it a look-see. And I was not disappointed. And maybe especially when it cam out it was awesome, stunning, and I think it still is, as sort of one man's view of the cutting and weird edge of comics. My faves: Ware, Huizenga, Gauld, Gabriel Bell, Nilsen… but it's also an indication of m ...more
I hate anthologies. conceptually, they seem like a cool idea, all these different artists and voices presenting a plethora of techniques and points of view, all for one low price! but really what it means is that you have to sift through lots of crap to find gold. which, i guess, is what we all do when searching for anything really. so maybe, it's not just anthologies i hate, but the imperfect circumstances of human existence. Which, the very golden stories in this collection, the brutally hones ...more
a terrific book to flip through when the in-laws are over.
Mar 20, 2013 Nick rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: art, comics
Well, as you might assume from the title, this is intentionally very bizarre. Weird for weird's sake. That often comes across in really cool and interesting ways, like in a lot of the psychedelic or obviously drug influenced comics, which tend to take the comic medium wayyyyy out of the box. I mean, some of these pieces are really just modern art which happens to be comic influenced, rather than a comic per se. But it also has the more conventional sort of stories, though there is always somethi ...more
the section head i'm using doesn't really fit but whatever. this book is wonderous. a roommate had picked it up on the cheap from a Half Priced Books. It now sits in our living room book shelf so friends and other passers-through (including ourselves) might page on. I'm not really a fan of the 'coffee table book' concept. So I short it a few degrees by having a bookshelf of large easily paged through books of interest near by. whatever. I love the drawing in this book.
Jan 06, 2008 Jon rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who are up to a visual challenge
Kramer's Ergot is THE place for cutting edge avant garde comics. A who's who of the underground. The printing of this book is amazing. You really have to see it to believe it. Some of the comics can be frustrating in their unconventional approach to storytelling (if you can even call it that...) but there is enough here on the visual level alone to keep you poring over the thing for hours and hours. Guaranteed to either blow your mind or completely alienate you.
Kramers Ergot 5 is a great anthology of modern comic art. Kevin Huizenga, Chris Ware, and David Heatley contribute incredible work. The other selections run the gamut from good to interesting. There is less of the primitivist nonsense that overwhelmed issue 4.
My first real introduction to modern lo-fi comics...after reading it i was obsessed with the book for a couple of months. I have since gone on to buy works by many of the artists within
some really great stories, others borderline sucky. but the extra good ones more than make up for the mediocre.
This book is amazing. Bought it on a whim and read it in one sitting. Great to read when you're stoned.
jeremy bradner
one of my favorite art books. best drawings ever.
Apr 16, 2008 M. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2008, comix
occasionally annoying, mostly amazing
Mar 13, 2015 Kim rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: english
Another strong Kramers Ergot.
Best Anthology series, ever.
dont read this.
Mike mcghee
a gift from god
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