Derik Badman s review of the work is well written. I ve read that the best way to approach Fort Thunder, and Brian Chippendale in particular, is to think of their work as fine art in the form of artifacts that just happen to be comics Honestly, that makes sense to me The real appeal to Ninja is the sheer creative energy on display It s inspiring, with page after page full of crazy mark making It s inspiring, and also a tad overwhelming Very much post Gary Panter work here. Both An Epic Page Graphic Novel And A Document Of His Vibrant Drawings, Collages And Posters, Ninja Is The First Book By Fort Thunder Co Founder And Lighting Bolt Drummer Brian Chippendale The Graphic Novel, A Work Years In The Making, Takes Readers Through A Fantastic Landscape Delineated In Chippendale S Dense Pen And Ink Line Work And Starring A Ninja Hunted By The Forces Of Evil It Functions As Both A Great Fantasy Story And A Social Allegory About An Artist S Struggle With Money, Gentrification, And City Politics Nearly Every Massive Comics Page Is Drawn In A Different Elaborate Style Somewhere Between Darger, Panter Illuminated Manuscript In Between Each Chapter Of The Story Is A Related Section Of Fine Art From Bright, Exuberant Paintings To Visionary Drawings To The Posters For Which Chippendale Is Internationally Recognized Half Art Book, Half Graphic Novel, This Collection Is A Unique Adventure In Art And Comics I really shouldn t be reviewing this, but I just have to highly recommend this vast non story of a book, filled with crude art reminiscent of Gary Panter, art from the author when he was 12, non intuitive panel transition, and just a genral vibe of DIY zine culture Go fort thunder Update,Aand i finally sat down and finished Good as my initial impressions, don t know why I didn t do it earlier Definitely on a Providence Comic Artist kick lately This will not disappoint You can find this one at RISD special collections in zine format with screen printed covers Such a nice way to read this. But, like, SIX stars Of the three adult picture books I just finished this was the engrossingest and intricate and funny and badass I gave them all fives, but, like, this is a cut above the rest by bounds What d I say about If n Oof Something about imagination This is the imagination station This is where imagination comes to jack the fuck off all night. pretty much like his drumming virtuosic, saturated, of a higher evolution.a deconstructed comic. Within the think black ink on the pages of this book is a magic so real that even God couldn t escape. I really like Chippendale s creative energy His personality really seems to come out in his drawings and his drumming and everything that he does It s really interesting to see his style evolve in subtle ways throughout this book Ninja isn t really the kind of thing that one would sit and read cover to cover, it s of a work of art, like a coffee table book It s kind of staggering in the amount of minute detail in each drawing and page There is a combination of collage, pointillism and comic book style that utilizes every square millimeter of space on each and every page I love having this in my collection. Not high on the readability charts, but who cares This book has such an appealing, crazy energy to it that it just doesn t matter This is a rare thing I look at this book constantly, and my brain always swarms with fun and pleasure I have never been able to successfully completely follow the narrative, but it s such a fun object to hold and be a part of That s OK sometimes It isn t that the story is bad in any way it just takes a lot of investment to be able to follow it and appreciate it in a successful way A beautiful thing.
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Ninja book, this is one of the most wanted Brian Chippendale author readers around the world.
- 128 pages
- Brian Chippendale
- 06 May 2017 Brian Chippendale