What’s In A Name? Let’s Ask George Horner’s “Incoherents”

Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

Fair warning : if you’re one of those folks who, reasonably enough, wants to know why a critic likes something (or otherwise), you may as well go no further. This review will only drive you batty. But, seriously — what other choice do I have?

George Horner’s self-published ‘zine Incoherents is, you see, not what it appears. The artist (he’s not a “cartoonist” in the traditional sense of the term) himself states that it’s “an artist book in the form of a comic book. Each page — torn out of a vintage (Golden & Silver Age) comic book and then painted in a redacting fashion, obscuring and abstracting text and images.” What this means, in purely practical terms, is a bunch of clipped drawings floating against mostly (though not exclusively) black backgrounds. Think Samplerman set in a void (or, if you like, the void), and you’re not too far off…

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One response to “What’s In A Name? Let’s Ask George Horner’s “Incoherents”

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 2/25/19 — 3/3/19 | Through the Shattered Lens

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