The once Britain-based but now international art comics publisher Nobrow are bringing out announcements about their autumn releases, including this soon to be SPX debut from a widely touted illustrator completing his first graphic novel, Roman Muradov. You may have already seen Muradov's unique style undulating through the pages of The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. His debut graphic novel (In a Sense) Lost & Found will get an early release on September 9th with a party beforehand at Mission Comics & Art in San Francisco on September 6th and then Muradov will be attending SPX as one of their guests.
The new graphic novel has a distinctive surrealist tone that suggests Kafka's perceptions of seething humanity, and Muradov takes the idea of losing one's innocence to a literal level as his female protagonist searches her world to recover this object–innocence itself–that could restore her.
Here's our preview of (In a Sense) Lost & Found, courtesy of Nobrow:
Roman Muradov is a San Francisco-based artist whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Penguin, Random House, Vogue, Time, NPR, GQ, Washington Post, Nobrow Press, Lucky Peach, Motorola, Scout Books, Plansponsor, Houghton Mifflin, Knopf. This is his first graphic novel. You can visit Roman at his website, www.bluebed.net and follow him on twitter at @bluebed.