E.S. Glenn explores his existential angst in this extraordinary prequel to his debut graphic novel, Unsmooth.
A form busting allegorical fever dream, Unsmooth 2: BUM is a poetic journey through the human condition, featuring a cast of characters who range from poets to prisoners—from assassins, to artists…
The oversized 88 page issue flows seamlessly between reality and metaphor in 8 visually stunning chapters. This standout work proclaims Glenn’s status as a rising star in comics.
Praise for Unsmooth 1:
“A playful, fourth-wall-breaking investigation of the medium, in the spirit of Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy.” – Anya Davidson, The Comics Journal
“Panels crash into each other, and sound effects have an autonomy that sees them taking on a life of their own across the page. That fluidity of motion is underlined by Glenn’s clean lines. dramatic pacing and unpredictable page structures.” – Broken Frontier
E.S. Glenn is a graphic novelist and cartoonist at The New Yorker. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.