Jimbo's Inferno

Jimbo's Inferno

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"Don't try to pass a pop quiz on Dante's Hell based on a reading of this comic," warns Gary Panter. "It won't work. Even though the comic is engorged with Dante's Hell and though Jimbo mouths a super-condensed version of what happens in The Inferno, canto by canto, characters are fused, actions inverted, parodied, subject to mutation by my odd memories and obsessions and whims..." That said, Jimbo's Inferno is the hugely anticipated sequel (or prequel, as it was actually completed first) to Jimbo In Purgatory. In this oversize hardcover cloth-and-gold-finished volume, produced to the same exacting standards as 2004's Purgatory, Jimbo, accompanied by his trusty guide and ride Valise, visits Hell (here envisioned as a gigantic subterranean shopping mall called Focky Bocky), and in so doing runs across minotaurs, drug-addled punkettes, UFOs, giant robots, and more, leading him to such profound questions as, "Why do so many recreational activities involve smoke and heat?" Panter's Albrecht Dürer-meets-Jack Kirby graphics are wilder and more hallucinatory than ever, and given the full, expansive treatment they so richly deserve.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2006.
ISBN: 9781560976912
1560976918
Branch Call Number: Fic
PN6727.P36 J57 2006
Characteristics: 48 p. : chiefly ill. ; 39 cm.

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theorbys Jun 01, 2012

I kind of liked the art, but the loose, Dantesque, story did not work for me

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brianvw1
Nov 24, 2010

Dense. Emmy award winning artist. Rough and thought provoking.

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