On Friday, June 10, The Collagemonauts—comprised of collaborative collage artists Marty Gordon, Tim Manthey and Craig van den Bosch—will release their first collage-based graphic novel: The Collagemonauts Vol. One: Journey to the Center of the Microverse. The book’s release will take place at the Kaleidoscope Gallery in Greenwood, where the artists will be present for conversation, book sales and signings. Print-on-demand and digital copies of the graphic novel are also available online at indyplanet.us.
In a journey that began in August of 2011, three artists began work on a collaborative project in an Exquisite Corpse style. In this style, each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule or by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed. The three agreed to give each other the freedom to do anything they like, including covering or destroying each other’s work. They passed three journeys to the next until February of 2012. Since then, they have worked on several Collaborative projects and developed characters such as Space Jesus, Netter E. Nuff the Space Doctor and Thorak the Space Ape. Finally in 2013, the trio started work on the 64-page graphic novel, Journey To The Center Of The Microverse.
The novel chronicles the origin stories of The Collagemonauts. It guides us through a wacky homage to science fiction comics, movies and literature. Through the eyes of these “hapless” explorers, it takes us through the perils and rewards of “the microverse” while they quest to find a new home and themselves.”
The Collagemonauts Graphic Novel Release
When: Friday, June 10, 6-9pm
Where: Kaleidoscope Gallery (8537 Greenwood Ave N)