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"ANARCHY FOR THE MASSES is a stunning achievement. Just fabulous, both afitting exegesis and tribute to the series."
Steven Grant, Whisper
"ANARCHY FOR THE MASSES dares to romp with the living, knob-encrustedmonster that is the six-year-long INVISIBLES experiment. If, as intended,the series is a stained paper section through the body of some vast, softintricate entity made of time, then ANARCHY is an historic first probe, aplucky Voyager bringing back and making sense of the many dripping,weird-angled splinters and fully authorized facets found deep in the hideand 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 and2000s as 'Naked Lunch' and 'On the Road' did for the 1950s and 60s. Likethose works, The Invisibles has a dedicated cult following and is nowbeginning to be recognized in the mainstream.
Just as 'The Invisibles' is a comprehensive guide to life in the 21stcentury, Patrick Neighly and Kereth Cowe-Spigai's ANARCHY FOR THE MASSESis a comprehensive guide to The Invisibles (similar to The SandmanCompanion by Hy Bender): it includes not only full annotation to everyissue, and critical analyses, but also exclusive, extensive interviewswith:
- Series creator and writer Grant Morrison
- Artists Philip Bond, Phil Jiminez, Sean Phillips, Warren Pleece, FrankQuitely, Cameron Stewart, Jill Thompson, Chris Weston, and Steve Yeowell:virtually all of the artists who molded Morrison's scripts into thebreathtaking reality of The Invisibles
- Series editor Stuart Moore
- Freshly updated in a new Disinformation® edition, ANARCHY FOR THE MASSESincludes extensive amounts of new material, including:
- A brand new cover by mega-popular comic book artist Frank Quietly ('TheInvisibles', 'New X-Men', 'Flex Mentallo', 'The Authority').
- New interior illustrations by series artists Chris Weston ('TheInvisibles', 'Lucifer', 'The Filth') and Steve Yeowell ('The Invisibles','Sebastian O', 'Zenith').
Designed in traditional graphic novel format, the book will fit perfectlyon 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', thenovels of Philip K. Dick, Aleister Crowley, 'Ecstasy Club' by DouglasRushkoff, the speculative works of William S. Burroughs and H.P.Lovecraft, the cult British TV show 'The Prisoner', the Jerry Corneliusstories of Michael Moorcock, The Beatles, and the world as we know it.
Award-winning journalist Patrick Neighly has reported ontelecommunications from four continents. He contributed work to ANARCHYFOR THE MASSES from Bangkok, Glasgow and Los Angeles.
Kereth Cowe-Spigai resides in Orlando, Florida in a neighborhood shared bymany humans and reptiles. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree andis the managing editor of the award-winning magazine, the Florida Review.
For the last ten years Grant Morrison has been highly-regarded as one ofthe most original and inventive writers in the comics medium. Currentprojects include X-MEN for Marvel Comics and several new and originalcomics 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