• Description

Parc is inspired by a German comic opera and drawn from scale architectural models built by the author.

Starring Theresa, the quintuplets. The cat, the physical therapist and the subtenant. Sophie, her father, her brother, and the dog. Each lives under different constraints with distinct personalities and in a variety of spaces within the park. We, voyeuristically, zoom into and come to understand each.

Violence and despair are portrayed casually, with humor and irreverence, but the contrast between the grave content of the panels and the levity in the way they are drawn creates a friction which underscores Gordon’s social critique. Things are messy, there are consequences. And yet, there is hope, resilience, caring, beauty, and art.

“An eccentric, wonderfully trashy story, a subtle and unusual way of translating it into pictures.” —Dr. Brigitte Helbling, Berthold Leibinger Foundation

“Jul is responsible for the funniest and most absurd comic panels I have ever seen. There is nothing like Jul’s dark humor out there. Her scratchy line and wonderful color palette are absolutely perfect for the surreal sceneries and priceless dialogues. If you’re looking for something truly original in contemporary comics, keep an eye out for Jul’s comics!” —Anna Haifisch, The Artist

“Jul Gordon‘s drawing is magnificent. You feel every line and blob and smear of her world in your bones. I love this book.” —Anders Nilsen, Big Questions, Tongues

“Parc is a great touching picture story, by Jul Gordon, excitingly told, wondrously comically drawn, about life as it really is: With the ancestors, the weather, the vermin and love.” —Anke Feuchtenberger, W the Whore Makes Her Tracks

“Reading Jul’s books is a mystical experience. Every detail speaks to me in an unknown language while I can’t stop listening.” —Max Baitinger, Röhner

“While there are scenes that sear themselves into your genetic make-up, like a guy in a wheelchair shooting his guns into an empty swimming pool, there emerges a burning, all-engulfing anger from Gordon's vivid comics language.” —Oliver Ristau, The Comics Journal

Author/Artist: Jul Gordon
Publisher: 2dCloud
Page Count: 104pp
Size: 6 x 7.75
Notes: perfect bound, color
Date of Publication: 2023
ISBN: 978-1937541590