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Volume 1 - 1st printing. Rosetta is an anthology of sophisticated works by an international cast of award winning artists. Rosetta not only entertains with new stories by over 20 award-winning cartoonists, but also reveals the creative processes and compromises that occur in the creation of comic art in the form of a sketchbook section. Nick Bertozzi dreams about Hokusai's prints, Ivan Brunetti muses upon the music of Erik Satie, David Choe examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, David Collier discusses the quirks of Islam, Renee French provides an eccentric example of portraiture, Tom Hart explores his literary side, cartoonist Lat retrieves a distant memory of his childhood, Matt Madden produces sequential magic out of mugshots, Miriam Katin delves into the moral questions surrounding her childhood, Megan Kelso provides another chapter in her "Artichoke Tales," James Kochalka provides an atypical example of his realism, Ron Regé Jr. philosophizes about consumerism, Katja Tukiainen provides a diary of her trip of India, and Stefan J. H. van Dinther tests the boundaries of experimental comics. Softcover, 196 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers Cover price $19.95.
Volume 2 - 1st printing. Nominated for both the 2003 Eisner Award and 2003 Harvey Award for "Best Anthology," Rosetta is an anthology of sophisticated works by an international cast of award-winning artists. Rosetta is targeted at a Mature Audience that views comics as a valid art form equal to any other. Rosetta not only entertains with new stories by over 20 cartoonists from North America and around the world, but also reveals the creative processes and compromises that occur in the creation of comic art in the form of a sketchbook section. The contributing artists - Edmond Baudoin, Andrea Bruno, Santiago Cohen, Martin Tom Dieck, Anke Feuchtenberger, Jason, Miriam Katin, Megan Kelso, Peter Kuper, Max, Pedro Nora, R. Sikoryak, Vincent Stall, Ted Stearn, Craig Thompson, and a number of other stellar cartoonists - have been set the task to go beyond the boundaries set by their previous works and to push themselves into areas that they consider dangerous to their reputations. Softcover, 196 pages, PC/PB&W. Mature Readers Cover price $19.95.