Two comic masters who shoved the mid-century towards the counter culture return this week with a brand-new graphic novel and a best-of collection.
Bill Griffith, the renowned underground cartoonist and creator of the Zippy newspaper strip has written and drawn Invisible Ink, his first graphic novel — a 200-page memoir that poignantly recounts his mother’s secret life in the 1950s and ’60s.
Fifteen minutes after Griffith’s father died tragically, his mother turned to him and said, “If I don’t tell you this now, I’ll never be able to tell you.” Thus began Griffith’s journey to reconstruct a hidden relationship between his mother and a deeply cultured cartoonist and crime novelist. Unfolding like a detective story, alternating between the past and present, Invisible Ink can be yours to read digitally from both comiXology and Sequential.
Charles Rodrigues was one of the fiercest, most audacious, taboo-busting cartoonists who ever lived, and our second collection of his cartoons, Gag on This, is the most jaw-droppingly potent collection of single gag cartoons ever published.
All the off-limits examples of human suffering, misery, tragedy, and absurdity can now be found on your personal reading device through comiXology!