Written by: Richard McGuire
Illustrated by: Richard McGuire
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Format: Hardcover, 6 x 9, 320 pages, Full Color, $35.00
Richard McGuire's Here is the story of a corner of a room and the events that happened in that space while moving forward and backward in time. The book experiments with formal properties of comics, using multiple panels to convey the different moments in time. A dinosaur from 100,000,000 BCE lumbers by, while a child is playing with a plastic toy that resembles the same dinosaur in the year 1999. Conversations appear to be happening between two people who are centuries apart. Cycles of glaciers transform into marshes, then into forests, then into farmland. A city develops and grows into a suburban sprawl. Here is a pioneering comic vision.