The Lost Art of Ah Pook Is Here. Malcolm Mc Neill, William S. Burroughs.

The Lost Art of Ah Pook Is Here

ISBN: 9781606994450
Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, Inc., 2012. First Printing. Hardcover. "This is the definitive collection of the images from the great graphic novel that never was- Ah Pook Is Here by literary icon William S. Burroughs and Emmy Award-winning artist Malcolm Mc Neill./Burroughs and Mc Neill toiled on their daring new concept for a "word/image novel" throughout the 1970s and Mc Neill produced a cornucopia of paintings and other images for a sweeping, disturbing epic of life, death, time travel, and the fate of humanity itself- all tied into the mystery of the Mayan gods and prophecies for the events of 2012!"(from back cover) This is a stated first printing (August 2012) that reproduces the extensive remains of the legendary collaboration between WSB & Mc Neill. The results were considered too frightening & provocative by publishers at the time. WSB's text was published in various incarnations during the 1970s, without McNeill's images. Finally after almost four decades since their creation, these long-lost images are reproduced, along with essays by Mc Neill & Sara Van Ness that tell the story of this & earlier collaborations between the author & artist. A beautiful, large volume in glossy pictorial boards, this is an exemplary production by one of the foremost graphic-novel publishers, & the long-awaited missing half of the unique legacy of Ah Pook Is Here. In pristine, as-new condition with only a few very minor creases and a closed near-tear through pages 58-62 that appear to be flaws as issued. As new. [Item #1841]

Price: $80.00