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Here
by Richard McGuire


Overview - From one of the great comic innovators, the long-awaited fulfillment of a pioneering comic vision. Richard McGuire s "Here" is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years.  Read more...

 
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Overview
From one of the great comic innovators, the long-awaited fulfillment of a pioneering comic vision. Richard McGuire s "Here" is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years.
(With full-color illustrations throughout.)"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375406508
  • ISBN-10: 0375406506
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books
  • Publish Date: December 2014
  • Page Count: 304

Series: Pantheon Graphic Novels

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Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Literary
Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Fantasy
Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Science Fiction

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-10-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Expanding on an influential piece that first appeared in Raw in 1989, McGuire, best known for his illustrated children’s books, explores a single patch of land (apparently in Perth Amboy, N.J.) over the course of millions of years. As in the earlier version, McGuire’s perspective is fixed in what is (for most of the book) the corner of a family room, even as the narrative skips across centuries. At the beginning and end, dinosaurs and futuristic animals (respectively) stalk pages unadorned by people. But throughout most of the book, the reader sees human families dance, die, celebrate, fracture, and just live. A Native American couple makes out in the woods, people in 1980s garb pose for a portrait, a 24th-century team waves Geiger counters, a 1999 cat pads across the frame, and so on. The flat, hard lines produce art that looks like an approximation of Edward Hopper’s clean bright paintings, created on an outdated computer program. McGuire threads miniplots and knowing references through his hopscotch narrative, building up a head of steam that’s almost overwhelmingly poignant. His masterful sense of time and the power of the mundane makes this feel like the graphic novel equivalent of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. Agent: Andrew Wylie, Wylie Agency. (Dec.)

 
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