Crawl Space

Crawl Space

In the basement, through the appliances and past the veil that separates realities, lies a rainbow-hued 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?

Jesse Jacobs was born in Moncton, NB, and now draws comics and things from his home in Hamilton, ON. In 2009, his books Small Victories and Blue Winter were short listed at the Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning. He received the Gene Day Award for Canadian Comic Book Self-Publisher of 2008. Even the Giants (AdHouse, 2011) marked his major publishing debut after several award-winning, self-published titles, and his work has appeared in the acclaimed Latvian comics anthology š!, as well as the 2012 edition The Best American Comics edited by Françoise Mouly and published Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 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.

Title:Crawl Space
ISBN:9781927668412
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  • David Schaafsma

    Some actual pages thanks to Koyama Press:http://koyamapress.com/projects/crawl...I have loved everything I have read by the obsessively meticulous Jacobs (By This You Shall Know Him, Safari Honeymoon)...

  • Jan Philipzig

    4.5 stars. Experimental yet strangely touching graphic novel about... uh... the more mind-bending explorations of youth. By Jesse Jacobs, one of the most exciting alternative cartoonists working today...

  • Serena

    Is it possible to give this a 10/5?...

  • Sraah

    fk u jeanne-claudeworst friend e v e r u were a horrible fake friend lil binch to daisy the entire timei loved thisthis made me think and feel the same way i already think and feel but when i read som...

  • Francesca

    Easily one of the most visually beautiful graphic novels I've read....

  • MariNaomi

    Gorgeous and creepy. If Yayoi Kusama were to make comics, she'd strive for something like this....

  • Flytape8490

    Short, sweet, and soothing like an adult coloring book - but with free added bonus of not actually having to color anything. It's definitely worth it...

  • Anna

    did i like this? did i hate this? does it even have the ability to elicit an opinion? who knows...

  • Sandra Miksa

    "Teenagers being teenagers" and "humans being humans" if there's one thing I've retained from this psychedelic-like graphic novel is that we are doomed to make bad choices and disrupt new environments...

  • Sarah

    I loved this graphic novel! The art was so beautiful and surreal in the best way. I enjoyed the story too - the classic new kid trying to fit in while also not losing individuality. But this took it t...