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Asterios Polyp





David Mazzucchelli is probably best-known to this community as the artist on mainstream superhero storylines like Daredevil: Born Again and Batman: Year One. However, after completing the art for those projects, he moved on to indie comics which he wrote as well as illustrated. His Rubber Blanket anthology series and his adaptation (with Paul Karasik) of Paul Auster's City of Glass won some acclaim, but his 2009 magnum opus, the graphic novel Asterios Polyp (Pantheon) created a sensation in the indie/alternative comics world. It earned many enthusiastic reviews, and several awards, for its thought-provoking and moving story, filled with references to classical mythology, as well as its art and layout which played with the form of the comics medium.

7 pages out of 344; NSFW for brief nudity )