This Sickness no. 8

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About the author:
John Linton Roberson has been an independent cartoonist, writer, and illustrator for over 25 years, and produced this volume, as well as 21 other books as Bottomless Studio since 1998. He is the adapter of Frank Wedekind's Lulu (Book 1 available at Amazon & Comixology), the creator of Martha, Vladrushka, and Suzy Spreadwell, among others, and the co-creator (with John E. Williams) of Uncle Cyrus. In addition he has also been published by Journey Magazine, Fantagraphics Books, Seven Stories Press and Martian Lit. Pages from his Lulu were exhibited in Munich's Deutsches Theatremuseum as part of their 2014 Frank Wedekind retrospective. Occasionally he is heard, usually at length, on Tim Young's Deconstructing Comics podcast. Online you can find him at

This Sickness no. 8

Spring 2016

Authored by John Linton Roberson
Contributions by Duong Thi Phuong Hang, Gianna Ratto, Charles Alverson, Chris DeWildt, Chad Parenteau
Cover design or artwork by Molly Kiely
Other primary creator Emily Kaplan
Edition: 1

"Liked every damn thing in it--and that doesn't happen often." -Jamie Delano (author of HELLBLAZER, OUTLAW NATION, LEEPUS: DIZZY)

The first issue in 5 years, but more than enough in this lush volume to make it worth the wait!

This issue is stuffed with 100 pages of comics, paintings, prose, poetry and illustrations from 8 creators! Included:

Almost 60 pages of new comics & art from John Linton Roberson, including the latest LULU, UNCLE CYRUS, and SUZY SPREADWELL, as well as his acclaimed graphic version of the Billie Holiday classic "Strange Fruit" from GRAPHIC CANON 3, and illustrations for new writing from CHARLES ALVERSON (Story of Oh, Jabberwocky) and CHRIS DEWILDT!

26 pages of the brain-twisting paintings of the brilliant EMILY KAPLAN, the first collection of her work!

New poetry from CHAD PARENTEAU with illustrations from newcomer GIANNA RATTO!

A beautiful front cover by the legendary MOLLY KIELY, and back cover and other art by painter Duong Thi Phuong Hang!

And other surprises!

An astoundingly diverse collection mashing together many arts, grab 2016's most gorgeous anthology of comics & art now!

Publication Date:
1523626968 / 9781523626960
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7.44" x 9.69"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Comics & Graphic Novels / Anthologies

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