From The Paper Rocket Vault : Jess Johnson’s “Forward Looking Statement”


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Back in the murky, distant past, one of the first reviews I did for this blog was a retrospective look back at Jess (then Jeff) Johnson’s Nurture The Devil, a short-lived series that continues to mystify and haunt me to this day, so it’s only fitting that I should also take a look at one of the late cartoonist/mixed-media artist/author’s final works, as well, I suppose — that being Forward Looking Statement, subtitled And Other Split Texts From The Evaporated Floor Of The Ill-Lit Bibliotheque, a decidedly experimental and idiosyncratic mini published back in 2014 by Robyn Chapman’s Paper Rocket Mini Comics that maps and limns a concrete physical reality (indeed, a structure) that is nevertheless impermanent in all ways and at all times.

Combining collage, found and/or appropriated text, diagrams, and sketches to make a kind of subtly bold statement about life and  and identity and…

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One response to “From The Paper Rocket Vault : Jess Johnson’s “Forward Looking Statement”

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 5/4/20 — 5/10/20 | Through the Shattered Lens

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