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Bus HC (2014- Editions Tanibis) By Paul Kirchner comic books

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Bus HC (2014- Editions Tanibis) By Paul Kirchner 1-1ST
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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Story and art by Paul Kirchner. The bus comic strips were first published in 1978 in Heavy Metal magazine, where they appeared regularly for seven years. In six to eight mostly wordless panels, former Wally Wood's assistant Paul Kirchner takes readers through a tightly rendered surrealist world as experienced by a rotund bald man and a forever returning bus. In the bus, fire hydrants come alive, buses chose to stray away from the law and the distant horizon might be just an arm's length away. In the 25 years since its original publication in 1987, this forgotten gem had never been republished. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 96 pages, B&W. Cover price $25.00.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Bus HC (2014- Editions Tanibis) By Paul Kirchner 1-REP

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    Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. Story and art by Paul Kirchner. The bus comic strips were first published in 1978 in Heavy Metal magazine, where they appeared regularly for seven years. From the simple, mundane premise of a man waiting for his bus, the strips quickly slip into a weird yet hilarious world where cities are surreal labyrinths and bewilderment is just around the corner. Six to eight wordless panels is often all it takes Kirchner to display his sense for the bizarre. In the bus, fire hydrants come alive, buses chose to stray away from the law, the distant horizon might be just an arm's length away and the whole world might just turn out to be a two-dimensional panel messing with our sense of depth. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 96 pages, B&W. Cover price $22.00.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Bus HC (2014- Editions Tanibis) By Paul Kirchner 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Story and art by Paul Kirchner. Between 1974 and 1986, Paul Kirchner created several comic strips such as Dope Rider and the bus. In 2012, French publisher Tanibis published an anthology of the bus strips that was nominated at the Angouleme International festival, proving that even a 30-year-old public transportation vehicle can take part in a Grand Prix. In 2013, Kirchner decided to relaunch the bus. His new ideas are on par with the original strips, proving that his creativity didn't end with the 80s. The crazy cartoon logic of the original strips is still present, and wackiness is the norm. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 56 pages, B&W. Cover price $16.00.