Simon Hanselmann’s groundbreaking webcomic Crisis Zone goes unstable in a physical release with over 500 additional panels from Fantagraphics.
Warning: Crisis zone it’s a MATURE comic
On August 17, Fantagraphics will return to the strange and absurd world of Megg, Mogg and owl like the acclaimed and award-winning work of Simon Hanselmann Crisis zone gets a proper print post, previewed exclusively on Screen Rant in a heartbreaking and hilarious new trailer. Absolutely loaded with bonus content, Crisis zone, the newly minted 2021 Eisner Award winner for Best Webcomic, presents a disturbing but resonant account of the COVID-19 quarantined adventures of Megg, a witch, Mogg, a cat, an owl, an owl, and Werewolf Jones, a lycanthrope. . , as they battle their inner demons amid the backdrop of a world gone mad.
Building on Hanselmann’s earlier comic adventures set in the same continuity, Crisis zone was originally posted for free on Instagram starting in March 2020 as a 10-panel-a-day chronicle of their gang of disjointed protagonists, no doubt NSFW, as they try (and inevitably fail) to stay sane in a terror-ridden world in in the throes of a global pandemic. Satirical, forceful, and poignant at times, the comic journey of Hanselmann’s novel quickly turned into a scathing critique of the dangers of escapism and the prevalence of narcissistic thrill-seeking in general culture. Hailed by critics as a brilliant exploration of the surreal mental space unlocked amid the relentless boredom of a global panic, Hanselmann completed the work in January.
Now with over 500 new panels added along with “Director’s Comments”, Crisis zone He will make the leap into the physical world, bringing with him Hanselmann’s crazy and wild wonder of a cartoon fantasy world torn apart by the growing insecurities of its inhabitants. “Crisis Zone is (I’ve been told) the latest pandemic artworkHanselmann said in a statement. “You won’t find a better record of what happened in 2020. Nominated for the Cartoonist Studio Award and an Eisner Award for Best Webcomic. Rejected by the Pulitzer. Clowns Big mistake!” Watch this “over the top, go all out and definitely NSFWHere’s the 18+ trailer, released exclusively for Screen Rant:
With equal parts twisted fantasy, reluctant introspection, and emotionally resonant tragicomedy, Crisis zone At its core, it provides a poignant example of what a modern comedian can accomplish when allowed full control of their own work with only one goal in mind: to entertain. A riveting, if not unconventional (and somewhat grotesque) tale of grief, Hanselmann’s prisonerless, sardonic comment on modern isolation represents a new milestone in the comics medium for his entire bold approach. Fantagraphics said in a statement:
With his scathing comments ranging from Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to Netflix and TikTok, he’s alternately captivating, hilarious, and heartbreaking.
Can the world survive such pointed and cutting criticism from the dark origins of social media? Crisis zone goes on sale August 17 on Fantagraphics.
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