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Anders Nilsen: Rage of Poseidon

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Anders Nilsen’s magical accordian comic book Rage of Poseidon

Ovid once wrote that “The gods favour the bold,” and if it’s true, then Anders Nilsen must be quite high in the gods’ good books at the moment. Not only is his new comic an accordion-style that you can wrap around your desk about three times, but it also contains all kinds of insightful and humorous modern day parables about humans and their gods. The illustrations are simple but expressive: black silhouettes on sparse backgrounds that are alarmingly life-like but also enigmatic and mystical, like the shadowy puppets from Pluto’s cave. Inside the book’s folds, Anders imagines Poseidon in the 21st Century, in a world where Venus works in Hollywood and Eros runs a thing called “The Internet.” Cupid’s arrow has darted straight out of the spell-binding pages, and I think I’m in love with Anders’ new work: all I can do now is just thank the gods that such an extraordinary comic has fallen into my hands.

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