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    Joe Kessler: Windowpane 2

Publication: Brilliantly bizarre new comics from the excellent Joseph Kessler

Posted by James Cartwright,

Just over a year on from his debut comics anthology, Joe Kessler is back with the second edition of Windowpane, another surreal foray into a world of sexual exploration, existential crisis and the speed-carving of chess pieces. Just like last time Joe’s been generous with the number of stories on offer and the richness of imagery too; you’re as likely to get lost in the detail of each panel as you are in the overall narratives.

As any long-term collectors of Joe’s work will know (I’ve been collecting for a few years now as it happens), these anthologies link visually, taking you on a strange journey from the first to last page, occasionally losing you in some alternative reality for a while before bringing you back to earth for the climax; in this instance a standing ovation from a concert-hall crowd comprised of the artist’s own ecstatic face congratulating you for hanging on until the final curtain.

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.