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Legendary underground cartoonist Kim Deitch’s magnum opus, a sprawling odyssey of reincarnation.
Deitch’s quest to piece together the cosmic jigsaw puzzle of creation and reveal his past lives weaves through time and space, encompassing a dizzying array of oddball characters, including aspiring screenwriter Sidney Pincus, a tribe of moon-dwelling Native Americans, a feline YouTube star, a has-been silver screen cowboy, Frank Sinatra, and the awesome Monkey God! Featuring Deitch’s surreal scenarios and eye-popping psychedelia, Reincarnation Stories is a gripping yarn and a cartooning tour de force.
About the Author
Kim Deitch lives in New York, NY, with his wife, the artist Pamela Butler. His books include The Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Shadowland, Alias the Cat, and The Search for Smilin' Ed!
Kim Deitch, a mainstay of the underground comix movement, gives a full display of his ebullient creativity in his new book, Reincarnation Stories.
— The New Yorker
Reincarnation Stories goes flamboyantly off the rails, making a hash of narrative throughlines and pulverizing the divide between truth and fiction. Underneath the appearance of lawlessness, there's a huge amount of craft and care.
— NPR Books
Deitch has created one of the most complex, sprawling, strange and great ongoing works of American art — in any medium — of the last century. The latest volume in his universe is Reincarnation Stories, and it’s one of his very best. At 75 years old, [Deitch] is creating more vibrant and exciting work than other graphic novelists half his age.
— Chris Ware - The Guardian
Deitch's latest — and most ambitious — graphic novel explodes with the full range of his visual styles.
— The Paris Review
Gloriously mad and bordering on nonsensical, this ribald Rubik's Cube of a book feels both like paean to 1960s alternative comix, which Deitch helped define, and gleefully ignorant of any tether whatsoever.
— Publishers Weekly
Deitch’s love of classic films, old cartoons, and 1960s psychedelia is clear, and aliens, demons, talking cats, and time travel abound in these beautifully crafted, wonderfully surprising stories.
— Library Journal
A joyful, labyrinthine, and profoundly strange journey through the cosmic history of creator Kim Deitch.
— Shelf Awareness