- Full Description
Never before collected in its entirety: Jeff's 44 pages of Idyl, which appeared as one-page vignettes in National Lampoon. AND the successor I'm Age, 36 more one-page "stories" that began in 1981 in Heavy Metal. Surreal, philosophical, strange, sexy strips starring ethereal naked ladies uttering deep truths...or nonsense. You decide.
Collected for the first time are all the pages of these two very special graphic strips (both written and illustrated by Jones). This volume is published in both Hardcover and Trade Paperback versions. It includes both an introduction and an insightful afterword by Jeff's good friend and award-winning artist, George Pratt.
"Idyl was my favorite thing that was a comic when I was a teenager. I didn't understand the ones I read, but I loved them anyway. . . . Now they're collected and are as magical and elegant as they ever were."--Neil Gaiman
"Idyl and I'm Age were unique in the pages of American Comics combining observational figure drawing with whimsical, elliptical moments in the text. Quite, thoughtful comix, at a time of largely noisy, dumb nonsense." --Dave McKean
When I first became aware of Idyl, I didn't know what I was looking at. I didn't know what I was reading. I don't even remember if I liked it. I do know that I grew to love it, and all that [Jeffrey Jones], who inspired, influenced and moved me so deeply, had to offer." --Kent Williams
This was assembled and published as a labor of love by another of Jeffrey's best friends and long-time supporter, Robert Weiner (aka Donald M. Grant, Publisher). This hardcover's special features include a wrap-around jacket, special illustrated endpapers, and a bold silver-embossed facsimile of Jeff's signature on the cover.
- Additional Information
Item Code JJIDYH Publisher Grant Publish Date 2015 ISBN 9781880418772 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 96pg Color b&w