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Walrus: Brandon Graham's All Bum Album

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Brandon Graham (born 1976) was widely acclaimed for his book "King City," with "Publishers Weekly" calling Graham "one of the most inventive action cartoonists working." "Walrus," his first art book, serves as a handbook to his visual and verbal world, a punning, humorous and sexy metropolis comprised of machines, logos, women and bumbling men, all cast in an alternate sci ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 31st 2013 by Picturebox, Inc. (first published April 30th 2013)
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Brandon Graham just makes you want to draw. He's infectious.
Eric Mesa
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-sketch-books
If you're purchased comic artists' sketch books before, you probably have a good idea of what you're going to get. However, unlike other sketch books I've seen, this one contains little mini-comics scattered among the more traditional sketches. It's also neat that he includes some sketches his wife has drawn since they often draw together. Also fun - his reinterpretations of some Marvel and DC characters.

It's enlightening to see what he does to get himself geared up for projects where he's drawi
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Largely excerpts from Graham's sketchbooks, but also including some finished art, Walrus shows Graham to be an excellent draughtsman influenced by Moebius in particular and manga in general. No real stories here, so I can't evaluate his story-telling abilities, but as a craftsman's workbook, it strongly suggests that he has the artwork half of the equation down.
Matt Graupman
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's pretty clear from his pun-filled comics and his chaotic Tumblr and Twitter posts that there's a lot going on in Brandon Graham's head. "Walrus" confirms this by collecting some of his equally imaginative sketchbook pages alongside a few samples of more refined or completely finished work. I'm always so jealous of artists with really intricate sketchbooks (it's something I aspire to do myself) and Brandon's is absolutely incredible. There's cute half-naked ladies, bulbous alien landscapes, a ...more
Sep 11, 2013 rated it liked it
I love Brandon Graham. As a result, as I do with all artists I love, I bought this published sketchbook collection. And, as with most of them, as I was reading it, I wondered "Why did I buy this??" I guess I always hope for that secret glimpse into the artistic mind, or the lost works which have never seen daylight before, and I think maybe to some extent you see a bit of both here? But... I dunno. This isn't unpleasant to flip through by any means, but (to quote a good friend) there's not a lot ...more
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Light fun zen. A fair amount of sex peppered with cutesy puns and a little self deprecating humour. It's always a pleasure reading Brandon Graham's work :)
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-graphic-novel
Really, really great stuff. Makes me wish I would sit down and draw more. I really liked getting a look into Graham's warm-up/sketch illustrations.
Jul 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013, graphic-novels
This is a book for Graham completists only. Kind of a peek inside his process and the workings of his mind, along with some odds and ends he published in smaller anthologies.
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Brandon Graham (born 1976 in Oregon) is an American comic book creator.

Born in Oregon, Graham grew up in Seattle, Washington, where he was a graffiti artist. He wrote and illustrated comic books for Antarctic Press and Radio Comix, but got his start drawing pornographic comics like Pillow Fight and Multiple Warheads (Warheads would go on to become its own comic published by Oni Press in 2007). In
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