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Hot Potatoe

Marc Bell

Fine Ahtwerks: 2001-2008

"A gifted�cartoonist� the delight of his work is in the play of free-associating and funny imagination.�� Ken Johnson, New York Times

�Boundary-destroying, wacked-out (and beautifully drawn) material from Canadian artist Marc Bell that will leave you feeling as if you have bees in your head.��Minneapolis Star Tribine

�Marc Bell is a riddle wrapped in a conundrum further wrapped in salty bacon.��LA Weekly

Marc Bell�s HOT POTATOE seamlessly combines decade-plus 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, watercoloured 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.

Represented by the Adam Baumgold Gallery in Manhattan, Bell is one of the leading lights in the new emphasis on drawing in the art world. He comes on like a stepchild of R. Crumb, Ray Johnson and Basquiat; armed with a dashing and looping rapidograph.

Hardcover, 276 pages, 9 x 11.5 inches

ISBN: 9781897299890

$39.95 US / $44.95 CDN

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Pure Pajamas

Marc Bell

September 2011

"Bell has a gift for incomprehensible gab, juggling a dozen language gags in complicated comic pages that, like Ulysses, could take you twenty-four hours or a lifetime to read."-Lee Henderson BORDER CROSSINGS

Pure Pajamas collects Marc Bell's best material from his syndicated weekly comic strip for the Montreal Mirror and the Halifax Coast, as well as a host of anthologies such as Kramers Ergot, EXPO, Maow Maow and more, featuring his reoccurring characters Kevin, Ol' Simp, Chia-Man, Mr. Socks, and Shrimpy and Paul. Throughout PURE PAJAMAS, Bell creates symbiotic relationships of his fantasy ecosystems, drawn in a rubbery big-foot style. Reminiscent of the sixties comics of R. Crumb but with a kind of bemused detachment in place of Crumb's ire, Bell addresses the big issues of what it's like to live in today's world.

9 x 11 1/2 inches, 96 pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 9781770460546

$22.95 US / $22.95 CDN

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Illusztraijuns for Brain Police

Marc Bell

A 96-page short run (175 copies) preview of Marc Bell's forthcoming (Fall 09) art book Hot Potatoe. Many of the pieces included herein will not make the final book. Great scratch nervous doodles by the Canadian doodle king!

Trade paperback, 96 pages, b/w, 6.5 x 8 inches.

ISBN: DNQ810150234

$10.00 US / $11.50 CDN

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