Mark Beyer’s outrageously dire, eccentrically charming black comedy is one of the great graphic novels of the Eighties, and a timelessly strange vision of urban life. Amy and Jordan are just like us: hoping for the best, even when things go from bad to worse. They are devoured by fish, beheaded by ghosts, menaced by bears, and hunted by the cops, but still they struggle on, bickering and reconciling, scraping together the rent and trying to find a decent movie. The perfect solace for anxious modern minds, courtesy of one of the great innovators of American comics. Now if only Amy’s skin would grow back…
This NYRC edition features a recreation of the original, pocket-size, slipcovered paperback, designed by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly.
“Mark Beyer’s ‘Amy and Jordan’ was one of the great underground comic strips of the late ’80s and early ’90s—the Candide-on-PCP misadventures of a seemingly accursed New York City couple.” — Douglas Wolk, The New York Times Book Review
192 page paperback
New York Review Comics, 2016