R.I.P.: Best of 1985-2004

R I P Best of This omnibus collection of Thomas Ott s short shock ending horror stories imagine E C Comics done with no words and executed in an impossibly lush black and white scratchboard style collects material

  • Title: R.I.P.: Best of 1985-2004
  • Author: Thomas Ott
  • ISBN: 9781606994177
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • R.I.P.: Best of 1985-2004

    This omnibus collection of Thomas Ott s short shock ending horror stories imagine E.C Comics done with no words, and executed in an impossibly lush black and white scratchboard style collects material originally published in three now out of print thin European style graphic albums during the 1980s and 1990s, plus a few extras.Presented in the same deluxe format as tThis omnibus collection of Thomas Ott s short shock ending horror stories imagine E.C Comics done with no words, and executed in an impossibly lush black and white scratchboard style collects material originally published in three now out of print thin European style graphic albums during the 1980s and 1990s, plus a few extras.Presented in the same deluxe format as the now sold out Cinema Panopticum for which a softcover release is planned for 2011 and The Number 73304 23 4153 6 96 8, R.I.P offers up an even dozen tales of murder, suicide, oppression, terror, mutilation, crime, marital strife, and nuclear annihilation.

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    1. Melki

      The words dark and disturbing don't even begin to describe this book that could easily be subtitled "Twisted Ways For People To Die". The nearly wordless comics are rendered in a scratch-board technique, though the subject matter bears no resemblance to the puppies and kites I happily etched out in 4th grade art class. Stark black and white is perfect for the nightmares contained in the pages of this book. Here the characters live in a world that is eternally night time. Shadows play across thei [...]

    2. Marc Pastor

      Històries, contes i microrelats negres negríssims, sense necessitat de diàlegs, amb il·lustracions expressionistes tremendament impactants. Onírics, fantàstics, salvatges, atemporals o ambientats en el noir dels '50 a centreeuropa, postals mexicanes i fàbules distòpiques.Una delícia. Un festival.

    3. David Schaafsma

      A collection of twenty years of short short stories, scratchboard, black and white, wordless, pretty amazing artwork, but I had just read three books that are or contain longer stories, and this one, with more, and less focus, had less impact for me. I think I would have rated this higher had this been the only book I had read from Ott… who was? is? the lead singer of The Playboys as well as an amazing atmospheric. dark, creepy comics artist. This collection includes two I had just read in The [...]

    4. Meepelous

      An excellent collection of short stories from one of my new favorite authors! Dark, creative and thought provoking. I've never read anything quite like them.

    5. Manfred Moonlight Ackermann

      Un recueil d'un auteur que je ne connaissais pas jusque là. Le graphisme et le titre ont attiré mon oeil et je n'ai pas regretté d'avoir attrapé ce livre. Un best-of de l'auteur, assez copieux, sur presque 20 ans de carrière. Mais aucun dialogue ne vient perturber la "lecture", là est l'ironie. Le graphisme est très particulier car l'auteur suisse travaille à la carte à gratter. Le noir domine naturellement l'oeuvre. Beaucoup de cynisme, parfois un peu trash. On sent l'univers rock de l [...]

    6. Nick

      3.6 Stars Wordless and all about people killing and dying, this book of short tales is dark, creepy, violent, and murderous, but with a sense of humour.

    7. Neven

      Compact storytelling in wordless, cinematically paneled comics. Quick, dark, and witty—if you think of EC comics as short stories, these are limerick versions of those. The art is wonderful.

    8. Sam Quixote

      A best of bumper book of the excellent scratchboard artist Thomas Ott is something to look forward to if you're a comics fan. I've read, or looked at anyway as he doesn't use words, his other books Greetings from Hellville, Dead End, The Number, and Cinema Panopticum, and loved them all. The style is inimitable and iconic, the stories very memorable. So why the average response to this book? Well, first off if you've read Dead End then you'll notice that that entire book is included in RIP. I wo [...]

    9. Ryan Werner

      This is like an artsy grind tape in comic form. Noisy, scratchy art that is still somehow clear and completely realized. It's wordless, but the flash narratives exist in these (mostly) 1-3 page stories about people dying or, perhaps more actively described, getting fucking killed. As an introduction to Ott, this was perfect for me, as it included his book Dead End (which I hadn't previously read: see Sam Quixote's review on this page for more info there) in addition to some great extras.

    10. Clay Templeton

      Twisted shorts that read like Twilight Zone on acid. Each dark panel is lovingly etched out on scratchboard, wordless and even more sinister for it. I can't believe I just happened upon this one. Any fan of surreality, horror, Tales from the Crypt, EC Comics, David Lynch or Rod Serling owes it to themselves to open a Thomas Ott book.

    11. Megan

      Really, really dark, perturbing, thought-provoking, and awesome. I would loan this to anyone anytime! I have a few other Ott books but the size, format, layout, and binding of this anthology makes it really worth owning. Especially great is the one-page 5 panel summary of Alice in Wonderland, ha.

    12. Manintheboat

      LOVE Thomas' art work. The inspiration section in the back is so killer I want to find out what he's into now.

    13. Tysha Khan

      Thought-provoking and dark, the art was fantastic, stories were well written. My personal favourite was "millionaires".

    14. David

      Whoa. These comics are some of the most atmospheric, shockingly funny and disturbing comics I've seen, while retaining a grotesque cartooniness to them. Very cool and emotional too.

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