Vivisectionary (Hardcover)

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A strange and mesmerizing voyage through the body.

Kate Lacour’s Vivisectionary is a boundlessly inventive feast of single page sequential images that illustrate many marvelous, hideous, enigmatic physiological mysteries—a visual guide to the intimate workings of impossible biologies, told through a series of scientific diagrams and tableaux. The coldness of scientific charts alternates with raw and intimate imagery, exploring a world where hummingbirds can be parasites, where feces can be transformed into brain tissue or gemstones. Part comic art, part textbook, Vivisectionary blends sex, religion, science, and body horror, with an eye to the sublime and the grotesque.

About the Author

KATE LaCOUR is a mother and artist living in New Orleans, LA.

Praise For…

A delightfully disgusting compendium of the grotesque. Lacour’s work engenders horror of the deepest sort, and it lingers in the mind for hours.
— Publishers Weekly

Vivisectionary is horrible—and that's a compliment. If you're comfortable with discomfort, and you like your graphic novels to experiment with the DNA of the comics form, then Kate Lacour is your deranged doctor.

— PopMatters

A striking series of images of body horror and other biological nightmares. You'll be horrified yet curiously turning the pages to see more.
— Kirkus Reviews

Gorgeous, grotesque, and wonderful.
— BoingBoing

A new perspective on the bodily structures we take for granted.
— Hi Fructose

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683962120
ISBN-10: 1683962125
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: August 20th, 2019
Pages: 144
Language: English