The Realist #1

The Realist #1

Writer: Asaf Hanuka Artist: Asaf Hanuka Publisher: Archaia Studio Press Release Date: March 18, 2015 Cover Price: $24.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Asaf Hanuka’s autobiographical webcomic, The Realist, began winning awards shortly after its launch, including a Gold Medal from The Society of Illustrators. Collected for the first time in English and including never-before-collected strips, The Realist delivers both honesty and whimsy from a master of his craft. With echoes of R. Crumb and Daniel Clowes, Hanuka moves readers with his depictions of everyday life, commenting on everything from marriage to technology to social activism through intimate moments of triumph and failure.

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    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 17, 2015

    There's a sequence in this book that I think sums up The Realist perfectly - a scene where a Hollywood slick-talker rips out Hanuka's heart in the name of entertainment. In many ways, Hanuka tells us, you have to bleed for your art. But after reading The Realist, I think the real message is clear - few artists have a heart quite like this one. Read Full Review

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    We The Nerdy - Chris White Apr 28, 2015

    At many times whilst reading this work of pure art, the bizarre artistry took my breath away and the images on the pages were truly uniquetruly original and on a completely different level to anything I have come across in my life. Portraying inanimate things as living beings (like the car with organs and blood in its bonnet) and actions materialising (like the moment where the many likes clicked on Facebook explode from Asafs mouth) are truly stunning and oddly hypnotic. As for the writing, I loved its simplicity and flow. It was reminiscent of the likes of Charles Bukowski and E. E. Cummings; there is no pretentious ramblingno obnoxious metaphors or complex vocabulary, just honest, fundamental description of pain on a visceral level. Read Full Review

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