Official Press Release
“ANARCHY FOR THE MASSES is a stunning achievement. Just fabulous, both a
fitting exegesis and tribute to the series.”
Steven Grant, Whisper
“ANARCHY FOR THE MASSES dares to romp with the living, knob-encrusted
monster that is the six-year-long INVISIBLES experiment. If, as intended,
the series is a stained paper section through the body of some vast, soft
intricate entity made of time, then ANARCHY is an historic first probe, a
plucky Voyager bringing back and making sense of the many dripping,
weird-angled splinters and fully authorized facets found deep in the hide
and guts of my captive mega-terrestrial.”
Grant Morrison’s prophetic, epoch-making graphic novel ‘The Invisibles’
madeas important a contribution to the counterculture of the 1990s and
2000s as ‘Naked Lunch’ and ‘On the Road’ did for the 1950s and 60s. Like
those works, The Invisibles has a dedicated cult following and is now
beginning to be recognized in the mainstream.
Just as ‘The Invisibles’ is a comprehensive guide to life in the 21st
century, Patrick Neighly and Kereth Cowe-Spigai’s ANARCHY FOR THE MASSES
is a comprehensive guide to The Invisibles (similar to The Sandman
Companion by Hy Bender): it includes not only full annotation to every
issue, and critical analyses, but also exclusive, extensive interviews
- Series creator and writer Grant Morrison
- Artists Philip Bond, Phil Jiminez, Sean Phillips, Warren Pleece, Frank
Quitely, Cameron Stewart, Jill Thompson, Chris Weston, and Steve Yeowell:
virtually all of the artists who molded Morrison’s scripts into the
breathtaking reality of The Invisibles
- Series editor Stuart Moore
- Freshly updated in a new Disinformation® edition, ANARCHY FOR THE MASSES
includes extensive amounts of new material, including:
- A brand new cover by mega-popular comic book artist Frank Quietly (‘The
Invisibles’, ‘New X-Men’, ‘Flex Mentallo’, ‘The Authority’).
- New interior illustrations by series artists Chris Weston (‘The
Invisibles’, ‘Lucifer’, ‘The Filth’) and Steve Yeowell (‘The Invisibles’,
‘Sebastian O’, ‘Zenith’).
Designed in traditional graphic novel format, the book will fit perfectly
on a shelf with the collected editions of ‘The Invisibles’.
‘The Invisibles’ is a direct dialogue with, and would appeal to fans of,
‘The Illuminatus! Trilogy’ by Robert Anton Wilson, ‘The Matrix’, the
novels of Philip K. Dick, Aleister Crowley, ‘Ecstasy Club’ by Douglas
Rushkoff, the speculative works of William S. Burroughs and H.P.
Lovecraft, the cult British TV show ‘The Prisoner’, the Jerry Cornelius
stories of Michael Moorcock, The Beatles, and the world as we know it.
Award-winning journalist Patrick Neighly has reported on
telecommunications from four continents. He contributed work to ANARCHY
FOR THE MASSES from Bangkok, Glasgow and Los Angeles.
Kereth Cowe-Spigai resides in Orlando, Florida in a neighborhood shared by
many humans and reptiles. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree and
is the managing editor of the award-winning magazine, the Florida Review.
For the last ten years Grant Morrison has been highly-regarded as one of
the most original and inventive writers in the comics medium. Current
projects include X-MEN for Marvel Comics and several new and original
comics series, including THE FILTH.
Title: “Anarchy For The Masses: The Disinformation Guide To The Invisibles”
Authors: Patrick Neighly & Kereth Cowe-Spigai
SRLP: US$ 19.95/£14.99
US Pub Date: April 2003
UK Pub Date: February 2003
A Trade Paperback Original from The Disinformation Company