Jul 13th 2007 By: Chris Dooley
The award-winning Perry Bible Fellowship comic strip features bitingly sarcastic representations of themes that include religion, sexuality, war, science fiction, suicide, violence, and death. The comics explore the irony of reality (or the reality of irony) in a dark and farcical manner through the juxtaposition of whimsical, child-like imagery with extremely morbid, absurdist humor. It has achieved a cult following both online and through weekly appearances in newspapers and magazines worldwide. Now, for the first time, these astonishing, hilarious cartoons by Nicholas Gurewitch are being collected in a handsome, hardcover edition titled The Perry Bible Fellowship: The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories.
When asked about his experience with the Perry Bible Fellowship collection, Nicholas Gurewitch states, "I am very glad that the strips can now be tossed in a backpack, borrowed from a friend, or discovered on a shelf."
Nicholas Gurewitch attended New York's Syracuse University, where he studied film and where his comic strip was first published in The Daily Orange. The Perry Bible Fellowship has received eight awards in various categories over the history of the strip.
The Perry Bible Fellowship: The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories will be available September 26, 2007 and will retail for $14.95.