MK Czerwiec’s (pronounced sir-wick) new book Taking Turns (Penn State University Press) shares the story of Unit 371, a shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients. Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people …
Cartoon Utopia HC
by Ron Regé Jr
Published by Fantagraphics Books
144p, b&w, hardcover, 10"x12"
CU stands as an astoundingly porous and simultaneously impenetrable graphic novel and cosmic hippie love fest. Regé's found a graphic way that keeps you looking deeper which is just what the story is pushing you to do. Lots of realms. -EF
"In The Cartoon Utopia, "Utopians" of the future world are attempting to send messages through consciousness, outside of the constricts of time as we understand it. They live in a world of advanced collective consciousness and want to help us understand how to achieve what they have accomplished. They get together to perform this task in a way that evolved out of our current system of consuming information and entertainment. In other words, the opposite of television. Instead, these messages appear in the form of art, music and storytelling."