Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Lost Girls

You Alan Moore fans out there already hear about this one? I hadn't until this evening and it sounds facinating, akin to great euro-erotica like Vittorio Giardino’s Little Ego or Milo Manara’s Click. Here’s the description from the publisher, Top Shelf’s website:

For more than a century, Alice, Wendy and Dorothy have been our guides through the Wonderland, Neverland and Land of Oz of our childhoods. Now like us, these three lost girls have grown up and are ready to guide us again, this time through the realms of our sexual awakening and fulfillment. Through their familiar fairytales they share with us their most intimate revelations of desire in its many forms, revelations that shine out radiantly through the dark clouds of war gathering around a luxury Austrian hotel. Drawing on the rich heritage of erotica, Lost Girls is the rediscovery of the power of ecstatic writing and art in a sublime union that only the medium of comics can achieve. Exquisite, thoughtful, and human, Lost Girls is a work of breathtaking scope that challenges the very notion of art fettered by convention. This is erotic fiction at its finest.

Similar to DC's Absolute editions of Watchmen and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Lost Girls will be published as three, 112-page, super-deluxe, oversized hardcover volumes, all sealed in a gorgeous slipcase. It will truly be an edition for the ages.

Like everything I’m interested in lately, this 3 volume set is really expensive retailing at $75.00! Still I love Alan Moore and the story sounds fascinating.

"I just received your amazing book. This is unlike anything else I've ever seen: intriguing, entrancing and erotic too. It really is fantastic. I suddenly feel very lazy by comparison. Congratulations on an epoch-making -- or at least 'epoch-shaking' -- piece of work." -- Brian Eno

Wow! and that's saying alot coming from Eno.

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