March 28th, 2012 by Dan Nadel
I’m pleased to announce that PictureBox is publishing Sammy Harkham’s Everything Together: Collected Stories in September 2012.
Sammy Harkham is regarded as one of the most influential cartoonist/editor of his generation. After a decade of work and groundbreaking anthologies, Everything Together collects his short stories. These comics condense vast amounts of emotion and information into nuanced cartoon narratives. Harkham’s classic style is both articulate and expedient. At the center of the book are two vastly different tales: “Poor Sailor”, a sea-faring myth of a man gone to find wealth for his love; and “Somersaulting”, a fever dream of teenagers in love, wiling away the summer. Around these stories shorter comic strips tackling everything from Napoleon (if he was a tortured artist) to touching examinations of Jewish mysticism and life in a shtetl, to satires of contemporary University life. Through all these works, Harkham maintains a light touch and emotive wit. The works in this book confirm his place among the best storytellers of his generation.
Softcover with dust jacket
Everything Together will debut at SPX (Bethesda, MD – September 15-16, 2012), where Harkham will be a special guest.
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