From the publisher:
Here is Richard McGuire’s unique graphic novel based on the legendary 1989 comic strip of the same name. Richard McGuire’s groundbreaking comic strip Here was published under Art Spiegelman’s editorship at RAW in 1989. Built in six pages of interlocking panels, dated by year, it collapsed time and space to tell the story of the corner of a room – and its inhabitants – between the years 500,957,406,073 BC and 2033 AD. The strip remains one of the most influential and widely discussed contributions to the medium, and it has now been developed, expanded and reimagined by the artist into this full-length, full-colour graphic novel – a must for any fan of the genre. “From now on, McGuire will be known as the author of the novel Here, because it’s a work of literature and art unlike any seen or read before. A book like this comes along once a decade, if not a century.” (Chris Ware, Guardian). “Promises to leapfrog immediately to the front ranks of the graphic-novel genre.” (New York Times). Richard McGuire is a regular contributor to the New Yorker magazine. He has written and illustrated both children’s books and experimental comics. His work has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Le Monde and Liberation. He has written and directed two omnibus feature films, designed and manufactured his own line of toys, and is also the founder and bass player of the post-punk band Liquid Liquid.