Vanishing Perspective

Alexis Beauclair (Author) Kim Jooha (Editor)
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Nothing stretches or bends, there is no movement, no animation, no life in static images. But by looking at these pared-down and simple pictures in sequence, you catch glimpses that would indicate otherwise--and that indication is magical. Before your eyes, these abstract simple lines, geometric shapes, and grids come to life. Vanishing Perspective is a comic book in which the reader is light itself.

Alexis Beauclair lives in France. His acclaimed illustrations and comics have been featured in the New York Times, Pitchfork Review, and Real Life.

Product Details

$20.95  $19.27
Publish Date
February 13, 2018
7.7 X 0.6 X 10.4 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

Alexis Beauclair is the most sought after talent in contemporary European comics and illustration. He is the vanguard of formalist comics movement with his own stunning works and editorship of esteemed Lagon anthology. He has already garnered interests from revered publishers worldwide including Editions Matière (France) and Breakdown Press (UK). His acclaimed illustration and comics have been featured several times in New York Times, The Pitchfork Review and Real Life.

Kim Jooha is an international art comics critic based in Toronto. She is the Operations Director at 2dcloud.

Bill Kartalopoulos is a Brooklyn-based comics critic, educator, curator and editor. He is the Series Editor for the Best American Comics series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He currently teaches Comics History in the MFA Visual Narrative program at SVA.


"Where did this man come from? [...] lines so delicate they're like hairs that have dropped onto a scanner from above. Who knew making a series of pictures in navy triangles and circles could be so beautiful?" -- It's Nice That

"We often expect comics to tell us the stories of adventures. Alexis Beauclair does eprecisely this and nothing else, but his work extends, synthesizes, crystallizes, refines and intensifies this tradition. "Action" is the watchword of his narratives, which follow the path of looking and the stages of perception to reconstitute the movement of an intelligence. Alexis Beauclair's comics tell us the story of the adventure of drawing. And (almost) nothing else." -- Laurent Bruel, Editions Matière

"Alexis Beauclair's minimalism makes generous play of the act of reading comics. Recalling the lively abstract animation of Viking Eggeling, Oskar Fischinger, and Al Jarnow, Beauclair's formalism is intellectual but never academic. His precise, linear images reveal themselves to be shaded with humor and humanity in their juxtaposition and arrangement." -- Bill Kartalopoulos, Series Editor for the #1 New York Times best selling Best American Comics series