INSANELY TWISTED RABBITS is a bizarre book from the
pen of Michel Gagne. It's an art book. There's no narrative.
There's no sequential art. It's a slim (36 pages) hardcover
book (published by the artist's own Gagne
International Press) filled with drawings of rabbits that
have been wildly deformed. It's printed on nice solid white
paper in a slightly wide format.
It seems that Gagne and an animator friend of his were
practicing the oldest game in the book – one upsmanship. Gagne
would draw a crazy looking rabbit. Then his friend would draw
one. Gagne would answer with something even more twisted, and
the cycle would repeat itself.
What you get in the end are a series of surreal pencil
images of deformed rabbits with out of proportion bodies,
spiky appendages, tusks, claws, and more. Some are cute, some
look like the ravings of a delusional child. There's nothing
to compare it to. You can see some of the images at Gagne's web site.
The downside to the book is that it is a $15 hardcover.
It's kind of pricey for such a light book. But it is
entertaining, if only for $5. If it were in a plain comic book
for $3, I'd probably have no problem recommending it.
Coming up on Friday: I haven't a clue. But it'll be huge
and you'll want to read it. I'm sure. Keep an eye out on the
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