Marc Bell's Hot Potatoe: Fine Ahtwerks: 2001-2008 by Marc Bell

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Marc Bell’s Hot Potatoe seamlessly combines more than a decade’s worth of comics activities with a lifelong devotion to, as Bell calls it, “Fine Ahtwerks.” Part art monograph, part comics collection, Hot Potatoe is filled with mixed-media cardboard constructions, watercolour drawings, altered found texts, and Bell’s most intense, dizzying comics from the contemporary avant-garde comics anthologies Kramers Ergot and The Ganzfeld. Bell’s works have their roots in draftsmanship, typography, and old-fashioned gags, but morph into assemblages that connect his images into real space. His comics are funny, seat-of-the-pants narratives that give the characters an inner life.

Drawn and Quarterly, 2009.
ISBN: 9781897299890. 269 pp.
Hardcover. Fine.