Out this week! Aquatlantic is the first English-language graphic novel by Italian maestro, and former Raw contributor, Giorgio Carpinteri. Watch this great trailer, then buy the book!
In this graphic novel, Aquatlantics maintain a fragile peace with their “surface brothers”—as long as their world remains a myth. But when an actor who plays the character of the “indefensible Earthman,” all cynicism and vulgarity, is gradually possessed by his role, a chain reaction jeopardizes the entire kingdom and the uneasy peace between the two species. Giorgio Carpinteri’s sheer graphic brilliance — fusing aspects of Futurism, Cubism, Russian Constructivism, and German Expressionism with echoes of Bauhaus and distinct whims of Art Deco — would be enough to carry this brilliant fantasy, but Aquatlantic is also a lyrical, allegorical masterpiece exploring the relationship between the conscious and unconscious, the known and the unknown.