We’re so thrilled to announce that the second instalment of Joost Swarte’s Scratches anthology will be available for purchase on May 11 and 12 at TCAF! We’ll be distributing a limited number of copies of Scratches in North America, so come find us at TCAF and snap them up while you can!
A new international anthology in the tradition of RAW
In the 1980s, Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly dreamt of bringing the most avant garde of North American and European co
mics together. The result was the highly influential RAW “graphix magazine”. Now one of the regular contributors to RAW, internationally acclaimed Dutch artist Joost Swarte has launched his own anthology with a similar mandate.
“It’s been a dream of mine,” says Swarte, “to show work by unconventional comics artists from the Netherlands and Flanders, as well as big names from the international world of graphic novels.”
Much of this work has never been available in North America to an English audience.
So who else is involved?
The cover was created by artist Lukas Verstraete of Belgium, and the anthology includes essays and articles by Matthijs van Boxsel, Henning Wagenbreth, Warren Bernard and Peter Maresca. The full list of contributors is (get ready, it’s pretty amazing):
Aline en Robert Crumb
Theo de Feyter
Take a sneak peak at Scratches 2!