guttergeek formerly discontinuous review of graphic narrative; now just discontinuous

VIP: The Mad World of Virgil Partch (Fantagraphics, 2013). $49.99, hardcover.


In the place of a review of this magnificent collection of the life and work of one of our most talented and hysterical cartoonists, I direct anyone unfamiliar with the work of Virgil Partch to my tumblr page where I have assembled a small collection of some favorites by way of enticement to seek out the volume itself. In addition to a generous and lovingly assembled collection of Partch's work across many of his favorite themes, the book features a fascinating biography of VIP by Jonathan Barli.

And if you already know VIP's work, you can skip the tumblr page and just go out and pick up the book. But then again, who wouldn't want more Partch?