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Jimbo's Inferno (Jimbo's Divine Comedy #1)

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Don't try to pass a pop quiz on Dante's Hell based on a reading of this comic," warns Gary Panter. "It won't work. Even though the comic is engorged with Dante's Hell and though Jimbo mouths a super-condensed version of what happens in The Inferno, canto by canto, characters are fused, actions inverted, parodied, subject to mutation by my odd memories and obsessions and wh ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 24th 2006 by Fantagraphics (first published 2006)
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Edwin Vazquez
'Jimbo's Inferno' collects issue # 7 of the short run comic 'Jimbo', published by Bongo comics. To experience the magnitude of 'Jimbo's Purgatory', 'Inferno' is a must read. If you have the opportunity to view 'Jimbo' issues 1-6 then you are in for a treat.
John Isaacson
I live the page layouts and use of panels to show characters as they wander through a much bigger scene. It took me awhile to figure out that this is based on Dante's Inferno which I haven't read since high school.
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Gary Panter was born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas. He studied painting at the East Texas State University and moved to Los Angeles in 1977. In L.A. he worked on multiple fronts, including painting, design, comics, and commercial imagery, establishing a pattern of creating across traditional boundaries, and in multiple media, that endures to this day.


In the late 1970s he exhibited his first majo
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