Last year at BF we reviewed major emerging talent E.S. Glenn’s Unsmooth, published by Floating World Comics and had plenty of positive things to say about it. Some of those words are reproduced in the press release below about the follow-up/prequel to that book but if you want to read the full review it can be found here. This September sees the launch of Unsmooth 2: BUM. More details below…
E.S. Glenn explores his existential angst in this extraordinary prequel to his debut graphic novel, Unsmooth.
A form busting allegorical fever dream, Unsmooth 2: BUM is a poetic journey through the human condition, featuring a cast of characters who range from poets to prisoners—from assassins, to artists…
The oversized 88 page issue flows seamlessly between reality and metaphor in 8 visually stunning chapters. This standout work proclaims Glenn’s status as a rising star in comics.
Unsmooth 2: BUM
8″ x 11″, 88 pages
September 8, 2021
“A playful, fourth-wall-breaking investigation of the medium, in the spirit of Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy.” – Anya Davidson, The Comics Journal
“Panels crash into each other, and sound effects have an autonomy that sees them taking on a life of their own across the page. That fluidity of motion is underlined by Glenn’s clean lines. dramatic pacing and unpredictable page structures.” – Broken Frontier
E.S. Glenn is a graphic novelist and cartoonist at The New Yorker. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.