Houses Of The Holy by Caitlin SkaalrudHouses Of The Holy by Caitlin Skaalrud

Houses Of The Holy

byCaitlin Skaalrud

Paperback | November 6, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$29.32 online 
$32.95 list price save 11%
Earn 147 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

HURRY, ONLY 1 LEFT!
Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

A young woman undertakes a Dantean journey into the center of her psyche. Every door she encounters opens labyrinthine viewing galleries, macabre installations, and occult rituals where nothing is as it seems. Answers lead to more questions. She must abandon her false self-through despair and selfsurrender-on the way to an encounter with the inner void.Houses of the Holy is a nightmarish vision of the timeless psychic struggle that makes us human.Caitlin Skaalrud is a cartoonist, organizer, teacher, aspiring astrologist, and publisher behind comics micro-press Talk Weird Press in Minneapolis, where she lives with her partner and a cat named Howl. She is a recipient of a 2012 Xeric Self-Publishing Grant forSea Change: A Choose-Your-Own-Way Story. Her first word was Batman A young woman undertakes a Dantean journey into the center of her psyche. Every door she encounters opens labyrinthine viewing galleries, macabre installations, and occult rituals where nothing is as it seems. Answers lead to more questions. She must abandon her false self-through despair and selfsurrender-on the way to an encounter with the inner void.Houses of the Holy is a nightmarish vision of the timeless psychic struggle that makes us human.Caitlin Skaalrud is a cartoonist, organizer, teacher, aspiring astrologist, and publisher behind comics micro-press Talk Weird Press in Minneapolis, where she lives with her partner and a cat named Howl. She is a recipient of a 2012 Xeric Self-Publishing Grant forSea Change: A Choose-Your-Own-Way Story. Her first word was Batman
Caitlin Skaalrud is a cartoonist, organizer, teacher, aspiring astrologist, and publisher behind comics micro-press Talk Weird Press in Minneapolis, where she lives with her partner and a cat named Howl. She is a recipient of a 2012 Xeric Self-Publishing Grant forSea Change: A Choose-Your-Own-Way Story. Her first word was Batman.
Loading
Title:Houses Of The HolyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:November 6, 2015Publisher:Uncivilized BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194125005X

ISBN - 13:9781941250051

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Skaalrud's graphic and poetic expressions of inner turmoil are affecting and honest, built over time through a collection of moody visual hints that point to mysterious past events in the heroine's life."-Publishers Weekly"Variations of the phrase 'Doesn't your heart break?' appear throughout the book, and it seems that the intense labor of making these drawings?the sheer, physical labor to create something beautifully decorative? had an almost ritualistic quality. In other words, the decorative aspects of the book blend in with the poetic and metaphorical moments regarding accepting death's inevitability while coming to terms with one's own existence, grief, pain, and mental illness in the moment."-Rob Clough,The Comics Journal"Skaalrud brings life closer to the artifice of drama. She imbues the minutiae with spectacle and grandeur."-Onion AV Club"Her style being [... ] more like Charles Burns raised on manga and woodcuts - what Skaalrud creates inHouses Of The Holy feels entirely new. Appropriating imagery from dark fantasy, paganism, and what seem like previously-undiscovered Jungian archetypes, Skaalrud codifies her own strange symbology immediately. [... ]Houses Of The Holy [... ] is remarkably beautiful. But it's an odd, peculiar, damaged kind of beauty, revealed through an emotional ordeal of painful and confrontational images."-Comics Alliance"I've rarely seen a comic that so deftly merges its decorative, metaphorical, and poetic aspects."-Rob Clough,The Comics Journal"Skaalrud's drawing is so sharp and visceral [... ] It's the mind and body laid bare to itself and the reader.'-Foxing Quarterly"It's a mysterious presentation - a two dimensional art installation skillfully rendered in real world terms [... ] Skaalrud's book is a triumph and not like anything else.'-John Seven,Vermicious "Skaalrud'apos;s graphic and poetic expressions of inner turmoil are affecting and honest, built over time through a collection of moody visual hints that point to mysterious past events in the heroine'apos;s life." - Publishers Weekly"Variations of the phrase "Doesn'apos;t your heart break?" appear throughout the book, and it seems that the intense labor of making these drawings-the sheer, physical labor to create something beautifully decorative- had an almost ritualistic quality. In other words, the decorative aspects of the book blend in with the poetic and metaphorical moments regarding accepting death'apos;s inevitability while coming to terms with one'apos;s own existence, grief, pain, and mental illness in the moment." - Rob Clough,The Comics Journal"Skaalrud brings life closer to the artifice of drama. She imbues the minutiae with spectacle and grandeur." - Onion AV Club"Her style being [... ] more like Charles Burns raised on manga and woodcuts - what Skaalrud creates inHouses Of The Holy feels entirely new. Appropriating imagery from dark fantasy, paganism, and what seem like previously-undiscovered Jungian archetypes, Skaalrud codifies her own strange symbology immediately. [... ]Houses Of The Holy [... ] is remarkably beautiful. But it'apos;s an odd, peculiar, damaged kind of beauty, revealed through an emotional ordeal of painful and confrontational images." - Comics Alliance"I've rarely seen a comic that so deftly merges its decorative, metaphorical, and poetic aspects." - Rob Clough,The Comics Journal"Skaalrud's drawing is so sharp and visceral [... ] It'apos;s the mind and body laid bare to itself and the reader." - Foxing Quarterly"It's a mysterious presentation - a two dimensional art installation skillfully rendered in real world terms [... ] Skaalrud'apos;s book is a triumph and not like anything else." - John Seven,Vermicious"