For nearly 70 years Emil Kopen has been Cornucopia’s most popular cartoonist – the closest thing this tiny Central European monarchy has to a poet laureate. As cartographer, soldier, cartoonist and politician, Kopen has had an impact on the twentieth century history of his nation few can rival. But now the elderly Kopen has gone blind and lives in forced retirement and isolation. Until, that is, the arrival of our author, who wants to record Kopen’s life story.
In part three of Atlas: A Life Of Emil Kopen – Dylan Horrocks arrives in Cornucopia to meet Evar Toske, a famous cartoonist, but finds that many cartoonists have been arrested. In part two of Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen – Sam Zabel struggles with doing the next issue of his comic Pickle and writing the next issue of Lady Night. He falls asleep at his desk and has a dream about Lady Night. Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen has been expanded, revised and continued in color online. Nominated for a 2007 Ignatz Award.
32 page black and white digest comic with color covers
Drawn & Quarterly, 2006