Saturday, July 22, 2006

For the last week or so I’ve been savoring this graphic novel called Put The Book Back On The Shelf: a Belle and Sebastian anthology. It’s basically a very cool collection of stories by independent comic creators and cartoonists, inspired by B&S’s music.

I’m about halfway through the book, and so far my absolute favorite is “Fox in the Snow” by Jacob Magraw. It feels more like a collage than a comic. It’s dreamy and multilayered. The colors and shapes are inviting, and the words are incorporated into the illustrations in a very curious fashion. It’s quiet and humble, but at the same time there's a lot going on.

So today I decided to showcase some of his other work. Here are two pieces from a recent gallery showing, and then two untitled paintings. If you like this, you can see more here and here.