100 Months

100 Months

The End of All Things

Graphic Novel - 2010
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The crowning achievement of 2000 AD/Nemesis the Warlock artist John Hicklenton's career, 100 Months was completed just hours before his death by voluntary euthanasia. A fable of the final battle for Earth's survival, 100 Months takes place in a landscape reminiscent of Blake and Goya at their darkest. 'Beautiful and powerful' - Neil Gaiman.

Independent Publishing Group
The final work of a comics visionary, this intense, hallucinatory story with artwork of breathtaking intensity is a true graphic novel, engaging ultimate themes of life, death, and salvation
 
The late John Hicklenton was one of Britain's leading comic book artists, famous for the brutal, visceral draughtsmanship he brought to the 2000AD/Judge Dredd titles and Nemesis the Warlock. His final graphic novel is a parable of environmental devastation, depicting the quest of Mara, Warrior and Earth Goddess, as she seeks revenge against the Longpig: a Satanic personification of capitalism, red in tooth and claw, whose followers, a legion of the damned, look quite a lot like us. The world of the Longpig is rich in killing fields and scenes of mass crucifixion that recall Goya, Blake, and Bacon, and represents a true crossover of the graphic novel form with fine art. John took his own life with the help of an assisted dying group, following a heroic struggle with multiple sclerosis. This book was drawn and written in foreknowledge of his imminent death, and its insight into universal themes of life, death, salvation, and damnation seems to come from a place between worlds. Its words those of a prophet, its artwork transcending the comic book form, 100 Months will redefine the adult graphic novel.


Publisher: London : Cutting Edge Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780956544520
0956544525
Branch Call Number: GN Hicklenton, J 2010
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 28 cm

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joshua7279
Oct 09, 2016

This was interesting and very different from what I expected just grabbing it off the shelf. The artist is working though some serious emotions (which is understandable when you know your death is imminent) and it is a fascinating ride. Its a heap of symbolic struggle with modern morality, death, and a dash of spirituality. The art is perfect for the story being told with all its brutality but in many places underlying beauty.

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