Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory HC (2016 Pyr Books) comic books
1st printing. Written by Daniel Marrone. Art and cover by Seth. At once familiar and hard to place, the work of acclaimed Canadian cartoonist Seth evokes a world that no longer exists - and perhaps never existed, except in the panels of long-forgotten comics. Seth's distinctive drawing style strikingly recalls a bygone era of cartooning, an apt vehicle for melancholy, gently ironic narratives that depict the grip of the past on the present. Forging the Past offers a comprehensive account of this work and the complex interventions it makes into the past. Seth's comics are suffused with longing for the past, but on close examination this longing is revealed to be deeply ambivalent, ironic, and self-aware. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 208 pages, Text (with B&W Illustrations). Cover price $60.00.