Book Author(s) Shaky Kane
Publisher Fanfare Presents Breakdown Press
Book List Price $34.99
All-Ages Appropriate No
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This is the complete collection of the strips that artist Shaky Kane created for the iconic British magazine Deadline (1988 – 1995), created by Brett Ewings and Steve Dillon and published by Tom Astor and the original home of Jamie Hewlett’s Tank Girl.

Shaky Kane emerged on the UK comics scene in the mid-’80’s, drawing for such publications as The NME, Escape, Deadline, 2000AD, Judge Dredd Magazine and Revolver. He is one of a group of artists who grew out of the late twentieth century pop culture, influenced by Punk Rock, comic books, American pop culture and late night TV. Often described as both hallucinatory and psychedelic, Shaky’s work pushes at the limits of taste, dragging a scalpel down the veil of illusion, making you see the world as it really is.

Recent releases like The Bulletproof Coffin (with David Hine) for Image Comics have created an appetite among Shaky’s fans for a retrospective of his incredible early work which is infused with Pop Art, Silver Age nostalgia, psychedelia and Kirby Krackle. The book includes an introduction by British journalist and comedian David Quantick, and an afterword by American comics aficionado Frank Santoro.