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Preview | Cunningham’s ‘Age of Selfishness,’ Derf’s ‘Trashed’

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Preview | Cunningham’s ‘Age of Selfishness,’ Derf’s ‘Trashed’

As a part of our sixth anniversary, Abrams ComicArts has provided ROBOT 6 with previews of two more books from its 2015 lineup — The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis by Darryl Cunningham and Trashed by Derf Backderf.

Tracing the emergence of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of objectivism in the 1940s to her present-day influence, Darryl Cunningham’s latest work of graphic-nonfiction investigation leads readers to the heart of the global financial crisis of 2008. Cunningham uses Rand’s biography to illuminate the policies that led to the economic crash in the United States and in Europe, and how her philosophy continues to affect today’s politics and policies.

Announced almost a year ago, Trashed started in 2002 as a comic from SLG Publishing and was revived in 2010 by Backderf as a webcomic. It’s a memoir of the year he spent as a garbageman in his rural hometown, with added fictional characters and situations. As he explained on his website, “It didn’t really happen but, trust me, it’s all too real.”

Check out the previews below. Our thanks to Abrams.

The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis by Darryl Cunningham
© Abrams ComicArts
Coming March 30

Trashed by Derf Backderf
© Abrams ComicArts
Coming November 2015
(Interior art not final)

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