Nominated for a 2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for “Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)”
2010 Ignatz Award Winner: Outstanding Series
Can you make an exciting comic out of insomnia? Kevin Huizenga rises to the challenge as he depicts his alter ego Glenn Ganges wrestling with sleeplessness, trying to trick it by reading a particularly abstruse book, obsessively breaking his past, present and future life into ever more hallucinatory, complex grids, and wandering around his darkened house trying not to wake up his wife. Also: Loose cat action!
“Huizengas work is restrained and even playful in its approach but wildly ambitious in terms of its content, and he continues to successfully mine work left untouched by other cartoonists.” –Rob Clough, who selects Ganges #4 as one of his top 15 comic books of 2011 on his High-Low blog.
“Huizenga works in visual motifs of endlessly branching possibilities and spiraling shapes, showing how becoming “lost in thought” can be terrifying. In short: This is another terrific installment of a series that’s fast becoming a classic.” –Noel Murray, The Onion A.V. Club
“Ganges #4 is the Godfather Part II of comics about insomnia: the rare sequel that tops the already excellent original.” –Sean T. Collins, The Comics Journal
“I thought this comic was an amazing masterpiece, an innovative and thrilling exploration of the potential of this crazy artform. Its truly breathtaking, if you really, really, really love comics.” –Jason Sacks, Comics Bulletin
32 page comic, 2-color with color covers.
Fantagraphics Books, 2011
Diamond Code: JUN111095