Mighty Star: And The Castle Of The Cancatervater by A. DegenMighty Star: And The Castle Of The Cancatervater by A. Degen

Mighty Star: And The Castle Of The Cancatervater

byA. Degen

Paperback | April 24, 2015

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A. Degen has taken the superhero myth and put it in a baroque blender; the result is the cerebral, sensuous, and uncanny Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater. Equal parts Dali and Astro Boy, Degen's mostly silent narrative is both metaphysical and mighty.A. Degen was born in Brooklyn, New York. After a time in Tokyo, he now lives and works in Connecticut. He is the author of the books Area CC (Snakebomb, 2011) and Soft X-Ray/Mindhunters (Astroplus/Future Shock, 2013), and his work has appeared in various anthologies including Future Shock, Sonatina, Snakebomb, and Chromazoid.
A. Degen was born in Brooklyn, New York. The peregrinating pen-line that he began at birth has drawn him to Tokyo and Connecticut where he currently lives and works. Degen writes and illustrates comics in English, Japanese and various esoteric languages. He is the author of the books Area CC (Sonatina, 2013) and Soft X-Ray / Mindhunte...
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Title:Mighty Star: And The Castle Of The CancatervaterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 9 × 6.5 × 0.43 inPublished:April 24, 2015Publisher:Koyama PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927668166

ISBN - 13:9781927668160

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A penny dreadful superhero fights cloudy allegories amidst somnambulist landscapes in a hectic and wordless comic. Degen's art captures a sense of herky-jerky movement, as if the whole thing is an automated toy in a shadow box with someone turning a crank to make it wiggle." - Aaron King, Hazel & Wren"By stripping a manga-influenced superhero story of the constraints of language, Degen forces readers to confront the symbolism of image and the potential for self-defined narrative. This is Degen's strongest work to date; a must read. Recommended." - Alex Hoffman, Sequential State"Mighty Star might have been a traditional superhero tale, if it were told in the traditional way. But stripped of language, it's instead hallucinatory and associative." - David Z. Morris, Creative Loafing"A. Degen puts together an impressive universe for this six-part story arc, boasting clear influences from Gothic tradition, Godzilla films, 90s anime, and classic Superman comics." - Joel W. Vaughan, Broken Pencil"This is a comic that begs for rereading. Gorgeous inked panels are filled to the brim with art and, aside from introductory character pages, are devoid of words." - Allyce Amidon, Foreword Reviews"Sex. Violence. Superheroes. Leave it to a cartoonist like Alex Degen to balance all that with such a wry and ironic sensibility." - Henry Chamberlain, Comics Grinder" Mighty Star is a psychedelic smear of an adventure epic: A silent superhero tale bathed in the rays of early manga vocabulary, seemingly infinite narrative possibility, and opaque philosophy. This cute, cartoon homunculus looms menacingly!" - Zack Soto, creator of Secret Voice and publisher of Study Group Comics"A. Degen is one of the smartest and funniest cartoonists in the game. Every page in the book is filled with about two dozen triumphs and upsets in humor, design, pacing . . . A real pleasure to pore over." - Michael DeForge, author of A Body Beneath (Koyama Press, 2014), Ant Colony (Drawn and Quarterly, 2013), and many more"Another thing I really love about a lot (maybe most, maybe all,) of AD's work: the lack of dialogue. He's so skilled at symbolism and clear cartooning that speech would be superfluous, and I love that I feel compelled to sit up and pay attention to every minor (inevitably significant) detail? Mighty Star is a great example of why I always leap to read whatever AD posts - I know it'll be brilliant." - Zainab Akhtar, Comics & Cola"