Ghosts, Etc. by George Wylesol
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We're extremely excited to present this debut book from a fantastic new talent. A “tour de force” of art, design and storytelling from the Society of Illustrators Silver Medal winning illustrator, designer and writer, George Wylesol.
This collection of his work is concerned with environments, his ‘characters’ are objects or abstract shapes.
In the first story, Ghosts, our nameless speaker works nights and weekends in the tunnels under the hospital. His job is unspecified and routine, but it involves plugging in wires and reading through a list of the patients in the hospital. He begins seeing glimpses of “ghosts” formless swatches of fabric floating just around corners, behind doors, and in the periphery of his vision.
Next up, The Rabbit is a story of responsibility, loss, and grief. The nameless protagonist, a stranger wearing a wooden mask, wanders aimlessly around the forest. He meets the Rabbit, a small, innocent creature, and the two decide to explore together.
Finally, Worthless is a stream-of-conscious narrative illustrating the phrase “idle hands make the devils work”. Three teenagers, “The Bad Kids,” are smoking and drinking behind a Seven-Eleven. They hear a disembodied voice speaking from a pipe. Upon looking into the pipe, Bad Kid 1 is instantly sucked into a trippy, psychotic journey across Heaven, Hell, and everything in between.
"A tour de force... one of those books which defies description, and stays with you long after you have finished it.” - Alex Thomas, Pipedream Comics
"Wylesol's comics revel in glitches, both of human consciousness and representation, the results are a lurid lo-fi delight, they make you feel like you're being brought to the edge of an uncanny epiphany, as disorientating as they are spellbinding." - Gareth Brookes, Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition winner and author of 'The Black Project.'
“This is a collection of poignant, unsettling stories that explores environments of abstract shapes and ideas. Masterful storytelling… heart wrenching… trippy as hell. 'Ghosts, Etc.' is a compelling project… a graphic novel that explores the medium outside of what the major companies produce; and while it is presented in a form we know (ie graphic novel) it’s anything but what we’ve seen before.” - Amelia Wellman, Rogues Portal