- Thirty years ago, Rick Veitch was a young man on the verge. Physically and emotionally exhausted from a wild and misspent youth, he'd fallen into a deep depression. Unable even to get out of bed, Veitch experienced a series of dreams that were so overwhelmingly powerful and rich in archetypal content, he was compelled to write them down in detail. Instinctively using the raw material from his own unconscious as a guide, Veitch worked his way out of depression and found the path he needed to realize his life goal of becoming an artist. Decades later, as a well known cartoonist and dreamworker, he revisited these early dream journals, illustrating them as chapters in a graphic novel for his Eisner-nominated comic series, Rare Bit Fiends.
- Collected for the first time in book form, Cryptoo Zoo is a deeply personal, harrowing and ultimately life affirming triumph of comic art that places the reader inside the maelstrom of what Carl Jung called a "confrontation with the unconscious."
Publisher: King Hell Press
Publication Date: 11/02/2004 - 12:00am
On Sale: 11/02/2004 - 12:00am