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Leviathan
November 26, 2004 9:21 PM   Subscribe

Leviathan was a dark, disturbing, and pretty thought-provoking comic written by Peter Blegvad, starring a faceless child named Levi.
posted by Devils Rancher (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Interesting, and well done. I liked the seeks parent one. It's based on a much older fable.
posted by Vulpyne at 11:11 PM on November 26, 2004


Americans familiar with the nonplussing nature of American comics in the b&w pages may be into knowing that Blegvad's comic strips appear weekly in British papers--I think specifically the UK Guardian, though I'm not sure.

He's also behind amateur.org.uk,a site with some interesting art & poetic philosophizing that hasn't been updated since 2001.
posted by soviet sleepover at 11:13 PM on November 26, 2004


Any cartoon that includes an odd Kinks reference is at least going to catch my attention. I like how his drawing style combines a few different elements - the end result is like some kind of Chester Brown, Chris Knox, and Gary Panter hybrid. Thanks for posting the link, to me Blegvad has always just been the weird musician that worked with Andy Partridge.
posted by HifiToaster at 5:14 AM on November 27, 2004


Actually, I found him through the Partridge connection, and the esteemed members of the Chalkhills mailing list. Now I need to turn up some of his music.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:19 AM on November 27, 2004


There is a collection of the strips available in a hardcover book. I'm not sure if it is absolutely complete but it is fairly long. The book presentation, binding, design, etc., itself is nice and the strips build as you read them.
posted by Slothrop at 6:53 AM on November 27, 2004


"In the CLEAR LIGHT of DAY, Levi's SYNESTHESIA abates."

Nice punchline.

Kiki Bouba [Longer Explanation BBC Version, and PBS Version]
posted by wah at 8:18 AM on November 27, 2004


Peter Blegvad is awesome. He was also in Slapp Happy, and has some decent solo albums.

The book collection isn't complete. alas.
posted by kenko at 1:20 PM on November 27, 2004


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