D.W. (’12) is releasing his newest comic, Mountebank, with Fantagraphics this summer. A mountebank is someone who deceives others, especially to trick them out of their money. While I doubt you will feel tricked out of your money getting this book, the illustration style does trick your mind. It’s a psychedelic doodle book stretching the boundaries of what is a comic. Fantagraphics describes as described as “psychedoolic.” Mountebank is meditative and hypnotic.
This is D.W.’s first comic with Fantagraphics. It was also featured as a notable comic in the 2016 Best American Comics. You can already see his psychedelic work in volumes 2, 4, 5, and 6 of Irene, a comic anthology he founded with classmates Andy Warner and Dakota McFadzean.
Preorder for Mountebank is available now! It ships on July 31, 12017.