The Awake Field
by Ron Rege, Jr.
all new work by one of the most unique voices in contemporary comics, The Awake Field has our vote as the
work that most fully realizes Rege's artistic vision. It
is a beautifully drawn, designed and produced square format
in two colors, the color field is employed with a
nuanced delicacy that is integral to the effect that this work achieves
as it penetrates the reader's senses. Bound with a full color flexi
endpapers, this book is an aesthetic treat and a bargain to boot.
There's nothing out there in any medium to compare to Regé's
work. We say: a must!
seems to us that, with this work, Ron
Regé, Jr. is channelling the spirit of the 20th century American
Burchfield into 21st century comics. Like Burchfield's
paintings, Regé's comics in this volume fill the viewer/reader
with a sense of wonder at the impossible beauty and strange otherness
of nature. The Awake Field
really puts you there, it communicates, it
catalyzes neurons to fire in new patterns that trigger new thoughts and
new ways of seeing the world as an... awake field.
Here's the publisher's description: " The Awake Field is a collection of Regé’s reflections of small-town life during a recent two-year sabbatical in a coastal community in southern Rhode Island. Short stories collide and swirl together, leaving visions of mysterious creatures floating through lush landscapes, pantomimed fairy tales, hypnotic dances, Bible quotations, and peace comics—all in Regé’s idiosyncratic abstract poetic cartoon language."
retail price - $7.95
copacetic price - $6.75
And, also from Ron Regé, Jr. - Skibber Bee-Bye - finally back in print!
current as of 14 November 2010