The long-anticipated sequel that encompasses all; mythology, theology, hermaphrodites, super-alien gods and the simple task of creating the cosmos. Jesse Moynihan‘s trilogy is back on our bookshelves this summer and it’s as exhilarating and immersive as Forming Volume 1. Moynihan, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for his episode “Too Young” in the third series of Adventure Time, delivers fresh doses of humour and visual stimulation like no other.
Civilization, but not quite as we know it, has started to take shape. And now, in the continuing chaos, the world and most of its inhabitants have brandished their swords and, in various fashions, have charged onto the battlefield. If Forming I hailed the birth of civilization and mapped out the genesis of life, mass, time and space, then Forming II is the raging war that ensues in the Universe’s years of adolescence.
Epic confrontations between gods and mutants, philosophical reflections, hilarious dialogue and powerful artwork make for an impressive sequel of galactic proportions. Forming II is as funny, sophisticated and mind-blowingly beautiful as the first part of Moynihan’s unique trilogy.
"At times funny, violent, thought-provoking, juvenile (in a good way), and genius […] Moynihan has a firm and defined aesthetic that is singular and fantastic.” — Nothing But Comics
"Moynihan's talent as a visual storyteller is more apparent here than even in the first installment–whereas Forming Vol. 1 employed a nine-panel grid on nearly every page, Vol. 2 breaks this structure with widescreen panels, full-page splash scenes, and fractured, some even panel-less, angled sequences that transition between moments in such innovative and inventive ways that Moynihan replicates the movement and momentum of an animated cartoon on the static page. " — ICv2
"One of the most hilarious and amazing bookshelf features I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading…" — It's Nice That
"Forming is a success on so many different levels. First of all, it’s simply a beautiful art object filled with page after page of brightly colored and bizarre images." — Rob Clough, The Comics Journal
128 page full color hardcover
NoBrow Press, 2014