OK, go! To celebrate 2016, Dead Genesis has just released two brand new heavyweight comix items: Jenny Haniver and Marty Mars. Total of 240 pages of pictorial pleasure and narrative nausea. Jenny’s 196 pages in bleaky-bleaky black and white, Marty’s 44 in full-color laser extravaganza. Hard covers, soft covers! Perfect binding, almost-perfect stitching! And not a friggin’ word, not one (except in the title and info pages, mind you). One three years (at least) in the making (guess which one), the other some three weeks. Get ‘em.
TUOMAS TIAINEN: JENNY HANIVER
196 pages / 210 x 210 mm
Black and white, hard covers, perfect binding
The houseboat of a seafood-loving dentist hides a secret. A religious woman working in an office would like to be a choir conductor. A night guard of a department store takes care of her disabled little brother. A cultured cleaner brews tea in the cleaner’s cupboard. Everything is set in a gigantic city, its lights and shadows. The metropolis suffocates the little ones with its mass.
Jenny Haniver, a silent comic in black-and-white, is about powers greater than the individual. The unnamed characters seem to drift along even though their decisions seem concious. There is no great plan, just a series of events. Do you have to dance? Yes. No. Have to walk, though.
TUOMAS TIAINEN: MARTY MARS GO TO DARKLANDS
44 pages // full-color extravaganza! // silent-as-fuck
softy-softy // LAZER print! // 140 x 105 mm
Marty Mars goes to Darklands (scenes from an animated film).