The Bus

Paul Kirchner

Published by Ballantine Books, 1987
ISBN 10: 0345339444 / ISBN 13: 9780345339447
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Synopsis: The bus comic strips were first published in 1978 in Heavy Metal magazine, where they appeared regularly for seven years.
From the simple, mundane premise of a man waiting for his bus, the strips quickly slip into a weird yet hilarious world where cities are surreal labyrinths and bewilderment is just around the corner. Six to eight wordless panels is often all it takes Kirchner to display his sense for the bizarre. In the bus, fire hydrants come alive, buses chose to stray away from the law, the distant horizon might be just an arm's length away and the whole world might just turn out to be a two-dimensional panel messing with our sense of depth. More bizarre yet, in 25 years since its original publication in the USA by Ballantine Books in 1987, the bus has never been republished.
This new edition contains the entire collection of strips drawn by Paul Kirchner, including a half dozen strips previously unreleased. It also includes a postscript and a new cover by Paul Kirchner. Paul Kirchner was born in 1952 and worked as an assistant to legendary EC Comics cartoonist Wally Wood. Among his other works is the surrealistic western Dope Rider, published in High Times magazine.

About the Author: Né en 1952, Paul Kirchner a longtemps été l'assistant de Wally Wood, dessinateur légendaire notamment connu pour ses publications chez EC comics. Paul Kirchner en a gardé un dessin classique et méticuleux. Il fut également l'auteur dans les années 70 du western psychédélique The Dope Rider, dont certains épisodes sont parus en France dans L'Écho des Savanes. Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais par Patrick Marcel.

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Title: The Bus
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 1987
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