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Poor Sailor
S. A. Harkham:
Poor Sailor
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With his Kramers Ergot series cartoonist, editor and publisher Sammy Harkham has created a comics anthology that outdoes all others — in size, style and content.
Poor Sailor(2) Poor Sailor(1)
Poor Sailor is his own pen and ink on bristol contribution to Kramers Ergot 4, reproduced in mini format. It is based on Guy de Maupassant’s short story At Sea, the message of which is the tragedy that occurs when property protection prevails over human suffering and loss.

Poor Sailor uses few words to tell the similar tale of a woodsman who trades a simple but contented life for adventure at sea, and the high price he must pay for it. Harkham’s quiet tone is eery, emotional, honest and moving — all of the things this gifted cartoonist believes a comic should be.

Poor Sailor is a must have for comics enthusiasts of all dispositions.

120 pages, Paperback, 5 1/2'' x 5 1/2'' (140 x 140 mm)
color illustrations throughout, English
ISBN-13: 978-1-58423-184-4  
ISBN-10: 1-58423-184-X       $ 14.95
About the Artist:
Sammy Harkham
Sammy Harkham
Sammy Harkham was born in Los Angeles on May 21st 1980. When he was 14 he moved with his family to Sydney Australia. In Australia, he discovered the work of Jamie Hewlett, Dan Clowes, Kim Deitch, Renee French, Chris Ware, Julie Doucet and Jim Woodring. Inspired, Harkham started making his own comics and a zine, Kramers Ergot which has evolved into one of the most highly influential comics anthologies being published today. After high school he went to CalArts, studying experimental animation and filmmaking, but dropped out to focus on comics.
His comic strip Poor Sailor, originally published in Kramers Ergot 4, was subsequently included in The Best American Nonrequired Reading of 2004 and has been published in French, Korean, and Italian. He was nominated in 2002 for an Ignatz Award for 'Promisng New talent', and Kramers Ergot has been favorably reviewed and placed on numerous best of the year list’s including the LA Weekly, Time.com, Dazed And Confused, The Comics Journal, and Publisher’s Weekly.
Harkham currently lives in Los Angeles working on his comic series Crickets and the next volume of Kramers Ergot.
See also:

Kramers Ergot 6
Kramers Ergot 6
Edited by Sammy Harkham, Kramers Ergot 6 features art by 24 contributors including Elvis Studio, Ron Regé Jr., Ben Jones, Jerry Moriarty, Tom Gauld, John Porcellino, Vanessa Davis, Chris Cilla, Shary Boyle, Suiho Tagawa, Fabio Viscogliosi and many others. more...

Hendrik Dorgathen: Space Dog
Hendrik Dorgathen: Space Dog
With his pioneering, wordless graphic novel, Space Dog, Hendrik Dorgathen has been hailed as the first illustrator to bridge the gap between comics and art. Hendrik Dorgathen is a lecturer at the School of Art & Design, in Kassel, Germany. more...
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GINGKO PRESS | GRAPHIC DESIGN / POP CULTURE | COMIC ILLUSTRATION BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584231844 | ISBN-10: 158423184X