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Yesterday's future returns in this sparkling archival collection of the world's first computerized comic book. In the day before tomorrow, all jobs are temporary, and control is in the hands of a few ruthless men. The world's biggest, most influential media syndicate has accidentally discovered a limitless source of cheap creative talent: stealing people's brains out of th ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published July 25th 2006 by AIT Planet Lar
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What total crap this book is, and I'm not referring to the hyper-pixelated computer-generated art. There's no mistaking the Blade Runner ripoff this book is, in fact it's made in a way that suggests the creators thought nobody else had seen the movie so wouldn't notice how blatantly they were lifting from it! The plot is...ugh...the plot is about a new 'drug' in this future-world: injectable RNA, which supposedly transfers one persons talent to another.
It makes me tired just writing about this.
The first graphic novel created on the Macintosh computer, it still tells a decent cyberpunk story, dealing with, believe it or not, art. And it was created on a Mac with 128K memory, no hard drive, and a 72dpi dot matrix printer. It looks so horribly quaint today, but think the mid-80's--no internet, no PhotoShop, no desktop publishing. Just MacPaint. this is a wonderful book.
Worth looking at for its role in creating comics history, but it absolutely has to be taken in that context. Read from a modern perspective, the art is poor, the dialogue is cliched, the plot is nonsensical. But there are some interesting ideas in it, and it's definitely a groundbreaking work.
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