Motel Universe


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$21.95  $20.19
Secret Acres
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7.6 X 0.6 X 10.0 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Joakim Drescher was born in Denmark and raised in Indonesia, New Zealand and China. He is the eldest son of illustrator and author Henrik Drescher and artist Lauren Drescher. Joakim studied fine arts in Amsterdam at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy where he was a part of the now defunct tape label So Obsolete Records and one part of the DIY publishing outfit Stalking Cat Editions with artist and illustrator Marie Boye Thomsen.


Joakim is carving a place for himself in the image world. His books run the gamut from a classic comic approach to the more eclectic. But all have an edge that mixes surreal storytelling and graphics. I recommend his most recent Motel Universe. -- Print Magazine The illustrator's delicately drawn characters are rich with detail, appearing in scenes that offer a skewed and humorous perspective on the world. -- It's Nice That Drescher is a maker of art books and graphic novels that explore the terrifying and hilarious depths of existential absurdity... ...In his latest work, Motel Universe, a full-color graphic novel, Drescher tries his hand at sci-fi, exploring themes of dystopian oppression and the loss of identity in a universe of perverse sexuality and body horror. -- Blacklisted Joakim Drescher is a very funny guy indeed... ...We're seeing an ennui-laden winged creature inspired by Dante's Inferno one minute, and a guy having sex with what appears to be a mermaid the next--even the hairy character caught in flagrante delicto by Drescher's paintbrush seems to be aware of just how weird it all is. - AIGA Eye on Design He draws the most disturbing and exciting scenes imaginable. - Cultura Collectiva