• [Night Bus (Product Image)]
  • Night Bus

    Author: Zuo Ma
    Artist: Zuo Ma
    Published by: Drawn and Quarterly

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Product Description

Journey through the countryside in this magical realist debut from an underground Chinese cartoonistIn Night Bus, a young woman wearing round glasses finds herself on an adventurous late night bus ride that constantly makes detours through increasingly fantastical landscapes.

Meanwhile a young cartoonist returns home after art school and tries his hand at becoming a working artist while watching over his aging grandmother whose memory is deteriorating. Nostalgic leaps take us to an elementary school gymnasium that slowly morphs into a swamp and is raided by a giant catfish.

Beetles, salamanders, and bug-eyed fish intrude upon the bus ride of the round-glasses woman as the night stretches on. Night Bus blends autobiography, horror, and fantasy into a vibrantly detailed surreal world that shows a distinct talent surveying his past.

Nature infringes upon the man-made world via gigantism and explosive abundance-the images in Night Bus are often unsettling, not aimed to horrify, but to upset the balance of modern life.

Zuo Ma is part of a burgeoning Chinese art comics scene that pushes emotion to the forefront of the story while playing with action and dreams.

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Artist
Author
Genre
Publisher
Type
Wednesday Comics
Binding
  • Trade Paperback
Cat. No.
  • 5156993
EAN
  • 9781770464650
ISBN
  • 9781770464650