UGLY NEVER LOOKED SO COOL - A CARTOONUMENTARY OF HOBO CULTURE - FOR THE MATURE READER: RAGNAR’S KINGS OF THE ROAD – by Ragnar, Release September 1, 2006, from Baby Tattoo Books
July 14, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsLos Angeles, CA – Ragnar’s Kings of the Road is a non-linear, non-narrative graphic novel to be published by Baby Tattoo on September 1, 2006.
This stylized, visual exploration of American hobo culture is chock full of images that are as appealing as they are repulsive. Characters you don’t want to know and situations you don’t want to encounter are illustrated in a dazzling display of colors and patterns. Was a nomadic existence of riding the rails ever really this ugly or this beautiful? Join artist/designer Ragnar as he takes you on a fictitious trip across some not-so-great parts of this great country with some less-than-desirable traveling companions.
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Title: Ragnar’s Kings of the Road
Publisher: Baby Tattoo Books
Pages: 104 pages
Release: September 1, 2006
Availability / Distribution: Available wherever books are sold
To receive a final copy of the book or to discuss an excerpt, article or interview possibilities, contact Tracie Tucker at 310.857.6970 or email@example.com
What People Are Saying:
“Brilliant illustration and cartooning, a throwback to the golden age of magazine illustration in America. A textbook for animators in the brilliant use of design. “
- Ralph Bakshi
Ragnar lives in Southern California with his childhood friend (and wife) Jill; they have 3 children - Oliver, Izzy and Montgomery. In an average year, Ragnar will have a gallery show or two, write and illustrate a few books, art direct some animation, design some toys and fonts and maybe a few other things here and there. He has worked with and or been published by Chronicle Books, Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers, Dark Horse, and his favorite publisher Baby Tattoo Books.
Ragnar is an accomplished fine artist, animation director and illustrator. He is the creator of the picture books Izzy’s Very Important Job and Got Your Nose, which he directed as a short film for Disney.
Other books by Ragnar:
Got Your Nose
Izzy’s Very Important Job
About Baby Tattoo
Baby Tattoo publishes books for adults and books for kids, works by traditional illustrators and by digital artists, painterly projects and photographic collections, competitively priced trade books and high-end limited editions. Baby Tattoo produces high-quality books with noteworthy contemporary artists’ including Gris Grimly, Seonna Hong, C.J. Metzger, Christy Kane, Jeffery Scott , Lisa Boyle and web provocateur Justin Jorgensen. Visit www.babytattoo.com for more information about Baby Tattoo.
Tracie Lynn Tucker
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