Keeping the World Strange in Previews

Keeping the World Strange:  A Planetary Guide, Sequart’s newest book, is now available for order through Diamond Comics Distributors.

The book is listed on page 347 of the current (March 2011) Previews catalog, which also features an ad for the book.  When ordering, please use Diamond order code MAR111401.

Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide, now in Previews

Edited by Cody Walker, Keeping the World Strange features work by some of the biggest names in comics scholarship: Timothy Callahan (author of Grant Morrison: The Early Years), Julian Darius (author of Classics on Infinite Earths), A. David Lewis, Patrick Meaney (author of Our Sentence is Up: Seeing Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles), Chad Nevett (editor of Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan), Ross Payton, Andy Richardson, legendary comics scholar Peter Sanderson, Caleb Stokes, Kevin Thurman (author of Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization), and Cody Walker. Its cover is by Ean Moody.

The 188-page book is scheduled for May release and is cover-priced at $19.95.

It is the first offering in Sequart’s “Year of Ellis,” which also includes two other books (Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization and Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan) and the documentary film Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts.

Whether you’re a fan of Ellis or of accessible comics scholarship in general, please support this book.

For more information on Keeping the World Strange, visit http://sequart.org/books/9/keeping-the-world-strange-a-planetary-guide/.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit, which publishes creative work, including his comic book Martian Comics. He currently lives in Illinois.

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This Lightning, This Madness: Understanding Alan Moore\'s Miracleman, Book One

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When Manga Came to America: Super-Hero Revisionism in Mai, the Psychic Girl

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Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan

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The Weirdest Sci-Fi Comic Ever Made: Understanding Jack Kirby\'s 2001: A Space Odyssey

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The Devil is in the Details: Examining Matt Murdock and Daredevil

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Everything and a Mini-Series for the Kitchen Sink: Understanding Infinite Crisis

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Revisionism, Radical Experimentation, and Dystopia in Keith Giffen\'s Legion of Super-Heroes

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And the Universe so Big: Understanding Batman: The Killing Joke

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Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen

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a documentary on the life and work of celebrated comics writer Grant Morrison

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Improving the Foundations: Batman Begins from Comics to Screen

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Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes

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