Magnetic Press continues its strong slate of Euro comics releases with GOLEM by the Italian artist known as LRNZ:
Set in a future, post-Eurozone Italy that is entrenched in a culture of hyper-capitalism, GOLEM follows young Steno Critone as he is kidnapped during a political protest gone sour. Taken in by the band of labeled “terrorists,” he learns that things are not as they seem in society, and that he has the power to not only change the city, but reality itself.
This intensely imaginative political-sci-fi graphic novel is a visual tour de force, created by contemporary design icon Lorenzo Ceccotti, better known as LRNZ, whose design-influenced illustration provides a lush, fluid backdrop of manga-like dynamism with the cinematic scope of western comics, creating a style that is wholly unique and absolutely breathtaking.
The book has already garnered praise in Europe and from US creators including Jonathan Hickman and Brendan Fletcher. Looking at the art it’s easy to see why: a fluid mix of clear line, manga and painted art. BEAUTIFUL.
The US edition comes out in February.
And here are some preview pages:
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