Edward Bolman is one of my all-time favorite cartoonists. Many favorable comparisons to Steve Willis can be made with Bolman (particularly in terms of philosophy, approach and output) and one of them is his Naugacomics / Nauga Comix series.
Describing what's so great about Bolman's work is a bit difficult but I don't think I could say it any better than Wayno does in his introduction to the first volume of this series:
"His playful drawing style belies a sinister imagination. Bolman's cartoons twist and subvert your expectations. Reading them is like biting into a jelly doughnut that some wise guy filled with Chinese mustard."
The Naugacomics are similar in spirit and format to Willis' Morty Comix and are another precursor to the current ACEO / art cards. Like Morty Comix, the typical format of the Naugas was the hand-drawn, four-page booklet. Some were sketchy, some were more polished, some were hand-colored. Some of them even represented installments in continuing stories – the long-running "Houseboat on the Styx" serial, for example.
Begun in January, 1986, over 500 (perhaps more) were produced and are scattered around the globe. This thick volume attempts to collect as many of them as possible and at least one other volume exists.
This series was published by Jeff Nicholson (Ultra Klutz), who was also responsible for the Steve Willis Archives series.
Other published work by Bolman includes The Hoarfrost Tryptich, Pictures of Matchstick Men, Paradise Mislaid, The Brown Study and countless others (as well as appearances in Slam Bang, White Buffalo Gazette, One Eye Open, One Eye Closed, etc.). A much longer bibliography may be found in the History section of www.poopsheetfoundation.com.
Specs: 7 × 8½", 72 pages. Published by Jeff Nicholson's Onward Comics, 1989 (1st and probably only printing of 100).
Condition: Some wear, light crease along right edge of cover, light rust on staples, complete and intact, no tears or markings. Please enlarge the images above for a closer look.
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