It’s About Time : John Pham’s “J&K”


Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

Ah, bliss. Ever since a collected volume of cartoonist extraordinaire John Pham’s beloved strips featuring hard-luck “lovable losers” Jay and Kay was released in France a couple of years ago, English-speaking audiences have been waiting for  a version we can actually, ya know, read — but the demand for it was so strong that I truthfully know a few people who ordered the French version just to look at the thing.

It’s easy enough to see why — Pham’s cartooning skill is matched only by his artistry with the risograph, a printing method that he stands as one of the absolute masters of, and who are we kidding? Each issue of his self-published Epoxy sells out so quickly, despite its high price, that for many people these are comics they’ve only heard about in reverent near-whispers to date, but have never actually seen outside of, say, Kramers Ergot. Well…

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