Inner City Romance (Paperback)

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This surreal, trippy and irreverent comic book takes place in, what can be assumed, New York City (or inner city, USA).  Cartoonist, Guy Colwell (google him) always incorporates social commentary and surrealism; focusing on the harsh realities the oppressed and disadvantage face in their daily lives, and the ways in which they cope. Take a groovy trip, on the Inner City Romance tip.

— From Terae


Guy Colwell (TM)s 1970s underground comic book series Inner City Romance tread new territory: it was filled with stories about prison, black culture, ghetto life, the sex trade, and radical activism. It portrayed the unpleasant realities of life in the inner city, where opportunities were limited and being on the lowest end of the economic ladder meant that one (TM)s vision of the American dream was more about survival than lifestyle choices. Every issue of Inner City Romance is included in this collection, as well as many of the highly detailed paintings Colwell created at the time. In an accompanying text piece, Colwell provides context for the material.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781606998137
ISBN-10: 1606998137
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2015
Pages: 208
Language: English