Forming (Hardcover)
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Since the dawn of history, we have sought to understand our existence through creationist fables of omnipotent deities and mythical creatures. Jesse Moynihan takes these fifty thousand years of socio-religious postulation and throws them in the blender to create one epic--and irreverent--battle royal between alien gods, ancient Greek titans, interplanetary assassin droids, and humanity itself. An eon-spanning comedy, Forming details the spawning of worlds and the trajectory of consciousness on Earth. The first in a trilogy of books, Nobrow collects the first volume of Moynihan's acclaimed webcomic in a specially designed graphic novel with a foil debossed cloth spine.

About the Author

Jesse Moynihan lives in LA and works as a storyboard artist on the successful cult Cartoon Network show 'Adventure Time'.

Praise For…

"Moynihan walks a fine line between "weird" and "incomprehensible" and between "clever" and "dumb," and manages to stay on the right side of it through almost every one of these bizarre, demented panels. I can't say that I've ever read anything quite like this (though it did call to mind the weirder bits of The Incal). I'm glad I did."Cory Doctorow,

"To understand Forming (assuming "understand" is the correct verb here), picture some lost Gnostic text translated by Jay (of Jay and Silent Bob) at his cussin-est, under commission by a delusional would-be cult-founder who cut his teeth on the work of Fletcher Hanks and who really liked drawings of weiners and boobies."Cory Doctorow,

"Forming is published by London's NOBROW, whose books are fantastically well-made, beautifully cloth-bound and printed on high-quality, sustainably produced paper (they also publish the much-more-kid-friendly Hilda comics). It's a quality product."Cory Doctorow,

"Forming is a success on so many different levels. First of all, it’s simply a beautiful art object filled with page after page of brightly colored and bizarre images."Rob Clough, The Comics Journal

"the plot is genuinely complex and even byzantine at times, with multiple betrayals, long cons, and elaborate plans all right below the surface."Rob Clough, The Comics Journal

"Because it’s well-executed, there’s essentially a laugh on every single page. It’s certainly the most hilarious cosmogony I’ve ever read."Rob Clough, The Comics Journal

"Forming, a super strange graphic novel published by the super strange English publishing house NOBROW and written by possible genius Jesse Moynihan."Scott Beauchamp Full Stop blog

"It’s totally stupid, totally goony, and has opened me up to the possibility of becoming interested in graphic novels and comics again."Scott Beauchamp Full Stop blog

Product Details
ISBN: 9781907704130
ISBN-10: 1907704132
Publisher: Nobrow Press
Publication Date: July 30th, 2011
Pages: 112
Language: English