Jesse Jacobs CRAWL SPACE


Opening Friday 1 December 2017 18.00 to 20.00

After show party at Hirscheneck

Exhibition 1 December to 13 January 2018

an exhibition curated by Strane Dizioni












Crawl Space by Jesse Jacobs

In the basement, through the appliances and past the veil that separates realities, lies a rainbowhued world where a group of kids have found retreat from their suburban mundanity with a coterie of iridescent creatures. But in the fraught realm of adolescence, can friendship survive the appeal of the surreal?


Canadian cartoonist Jesse Jacobs draws comics that aren't always able to be understood. His narratives are experimental yet rewarding. His art is fluid, detailed and engaging. The hardest part to understand is just how someone could take a pencil to paper and come up with the vivid, incredible creations present in all of his books.


Jesse Jacobs is a talented Canadian cartoonist whose intricate works are equally inspired by majestic nature and detailed technology. His most recent book Crawl Space (published by Koyama Press, Toronto, March 2017) explores a psychedelic alternate dimension hidden inside a suburban home's washing machine.



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Jesse Jacobs was born in Moncton, NB, and now draws comics and things from his home in Hamilton, ON. He made his debut with Koyama Press in 2012 with the psychedelic creation myth By This Shall You Know Him, which was followed by the trippy take on nature versus nurture, Safari Honeymoon in 2014. Craw Space was published in March 2017











Jesse Jacobs: Crawl Space

Der neu erschienene Comicstrip des Kanadiers Jesse Jacobs "Crawl Space" (Koyama Press, Toronto, 2017) ist eine farbliche Explosion auf schwarzem Papier, welche den Betrachter in das Weltall führt. Mit seinem verspielten und detailreichen Zeichnungsstil greift der freischaffende Illustrator und Comiczeichner das sich stetig ausbreitende Chaos der Technologie auf, der Mensch befindet sich in einem verspielten Sinnsuch-Duell zwischen Zivilisation und Natur.


Jesse Jacobs lebt und arbeitet als freischaffender Illustrator und Comiczeichner in seiner Heimatstadt Hamiltion in Kanada. Auf Grund seiner zahlreichen Illustrationen für Zeitschriften wie The New York Time oder Le Monde Diplomatique wurden seine Zeichnungen in den Jahren 2012, 2013 und 20015 in der Sammelreihe Best American Comics publiziert.

Die Ausstellung "Crawl Space" zeigt die für das Buch entstandenen Originalzeichnungen von Jesse Jacobs und wird im Rahmen der in Basel stattfindenden Comicfest Days von den italienischen independent Comic- Publisher Strane Dizione kuratiert.



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