Here by Richard McGuireHere is Richard McGuires unique graphic novel based on the legendary 1989 comic strip of the same name.
Richard McGuires groundbreaking comic strip Here was published under Art Spiegelmans 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 2313 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.
Here (1989) by Richard McGuire
Each image in Here uses windows to show what happened in that space throughout history, and what could happen in the future. Expand gallery to fullscreen for the best experience. The color schemes of various images help readers follow storylines and time periods. Furniture, clothing, hairstyles, and language all play a role in creating distinct time periods across a singular space. The "here" of Here could be anywhere, but McGuire used his childhood home in New Jersey as the basis for the book's historical research. After attending a lecture by Art Spiegelman in the late s, McGuire wrote a comic strip named "Here" in that played with the idea of one space throughout time. Inspired by the then-new concept of computer "windows," McGuire developed the panels-within-panels concept that would become essential to his book.
HERE by Richard McGuire is the story of a corner of a room and the events that have occurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. McGuire developed the book based on this short story for fifteen years. The interactive eBook edition is the long-awaited fulfillment of a pioneering comic vision. In the eBook, scenes can be shuffled and reshuffled, leading to new narrative combinations and connections. Visual surprises await you at the turn of every page. The eBook uses multiple panels to convey the different moments in time.