Secretimes by Keith JonesSecretimes by Keith Jones


byKeith Jones

Paperback | May 3, 2016

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Jones is a major figure in Canadian art, equal parts shamanistic visionary and goofball humourist. - SequentialWhen two simple hobos - a pigeon and his elephant buddy - are wrongfully accused of murdering Mr. Mouse Mouser, the consequences are dire. Secretimes delineates an alternate universe - a world that favors the rich and grinds the poor and unfortunate into paste. Each page is a brightly colored nightmare populated with vapid celebrities and lazily scheming businessmen.

Keith Jones creates a pop parable that is stunning and alluring to look at and hellish to live in. Graffiti-covered walls, melting neon figures, idiosyncratic sound effects, and anthropomorphized bros meld together in this satire of modern life and modern values. His sense of humor is manic, snickering, and surreal, each line imbued with a rich sense of irony. Jones's pacing gives each page a frenzied paranoia that belies his characters' fantasies of utter control. Secretimes is darkly funny in Jones's irresistibly off-kilter signature style.
Keith Jones is a fine artist, Canadian doodler, and cartoonist. He has exhibited all around the world. He has published two books with Drawn & Quarterly, an art book called Bacter-Area and a graphic novel called Catland Empire, both of which were nominated for Doug Wright Awards.
Title:SecretimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 8.51 × 8.18 × 0.32 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770462384

ISBN - 13:9781770462380

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