Dementia 21 Vol.1

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Product Details

Price
$29.99  $27.89
Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Publish Date
Pages
300
Dimensions
6.9 X 9.9 X 1.0 inches | 1.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781683961062

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About the Author

Shintaro Kago is a manga artist who has gained a cult following for his transgressive work marked by horror, sci-fi, psychedelic erotica, and a keen sense of the grotesque. His comics include Fraction (2009), Super-Dimensional Love Gun (2019), and Dementia 21 (2020). He lives in Tokyo.

Reviews

Showing influences from Salvador Dali to Katsuhiro Otomo, the combination of Kago's precise, expressive, and kinetic line work with his wacky storytelling is at turns engrossing and repulsive. Mature fans of unconventional manga will appreciate the surreal spiral of body horror, tragicomedy, and dark humor.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Kago deftly combines realism and absurdity for a manga title that's equal parts joyful, evocative, and jarring.-- "Adventures in Poor Taste"
Part social commentary and satire, part menacing story colored by greed and selfishness, part narrative on thankless work, Dementia 21 is a transgressive form of graphic medicine.-- "Intima"
Dementia 21 is a great way to introduce the world to Kago's brilliant work. If you're looking for amazing manga, look no further.-- "Kitty Sneezes"
Charming, hilarious, and thought-provoking. Dementia 21 proves that Kago is a cutting satirist with a deft touch for black comedy.-- "Broken Frontier"
Dementia 21 revels in bodily irreverence and pushes corporeality to the limits of the imagination. It is a fine introduction to the strange world of Kago.-- "Run Spot Run"
As much as I admire Kago's oddness as a writer, his artistic pen is even sharper. [His characters] retain a realistic edge that intensifies their horror-tinged universe.-- "PopMatters"