Randall C's Sleepyheads
was a multiple award winner in Europe when released back in 2007. It's a
dazzling book which has a lovely, lazy, dreamlike feel which draws you
into the majesty of the art. This is a tour-de-force in comics
storytelling which produces a book full of philosophy, absurdism,
fantasy elements, love and self discovery - plus some of the best drawn
whales you'll ever see.
The Comics Journal says of it:
"Randall C.’s stories are a Chinese puzzle box of which Neil Gaiman even
would lose track of the pieces. He exells at metaphoric storytelling
jumps, literally letting the characters dive into their own stories and
incorporating that story into the main storyline where borders between
dreams, stories and reality blur into one whole beautiful cuddle. All of
this is accentuated with meanderings on life and love, wrapped in
allegory, metaphor and playful language.
Randall C.’s linework is
a beauty to behold. The lines swerve over the pages, encapsulating
characters, fore- and backgrounds in one fell swoop. The muddy earth and
pastel colours seem applied by a mad midget who loves to fingerpaint
outside of the lines. This only adds to the surreal visuals and
storyline though. Everything works together to enforce the dreamlike
occurences that the protagonists float through.
Blank Slate chose to reprint Sleepyheads at the same size as the Dutch edition meaning that it is a beautiful
hard- and soft cover oversized book (well , oversized if you take US
comics as the norm). Together with Drawn & Quarterly’s release of
Brecht Evens’ The Wrong Place, this will be one of the
must-have books of the year. Highly recommended!" Bart Croonenborghs in
Blank Slate Books, paperback, published November 2010
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 02 November, 2010.