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Destination X By John Martz

Destination X by John Martz

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Summary

A science fiction parable about obsession and single-mindedness, inspired by pulp sci-fi, Star Trek, ghost stories, and The Twilight Zone.

Destination X Summary

Destination X by John Martz

Destination X is a science fiction parable about obsession and singlemindedness. It tells the story of young Sam, a grandson to a world-renowned space adventurer and author. Marvelled by his ailing grandfather's stories of interstellar travel and alien romance, young Sam models his life after his famous relative - even though these stories may be untrue. So focussed is Sam on fulfilling what he thinks is his natural destiny, he becomes blind to his own reality. His follies and shortsightedness ultimately lead to heartache, disaster and an unsettling tragic end.

Destination X Reviews

Nominated for the 2014 Ignatz -Outstanding Story- Award -John Martz's atomic-age cartooning is joyously stylish and deceptively simple. I've followed and admired each of his projects over the last few years but this new book is undoubtedly his best. Funny, sad, surprising...and laced with a charm that is all his own.- - Seth, Author of Palookaville -He uses a uniquely measured combination of humour and brevity that results in meaningful, entertaining stories that never become grandiose or mired in their own seriousness. [...] Reading Mart'z work is always a singular pleasure and Destination X is no different: a funny, neat and nuanced tale, nicely offset by the galactic feel of the purple toned hues and clear line style. I greatly enjoyed reading this, and have no doubt that you will, too.- - Comics Beat -Destination X is a good read, and surprisingly big, in terms of intellectual scope: obsession, sexual repression, wilful social blindness, madness, rage... If you're looking for a short indie comic book, I'd happily recommend this. Go.- - Triumph of the Now -Martz tries to keep the story short, and he manages to convey character masterfully in a quick manner.- - Fantasy Literature

About John Martz

John Martz is a cartoonist and illustrator in Toronto, Canada. He studied graphic design, and worked for several years at CHUM Television in Toronto before concentrating full-time on illustration and comics. His comics appear regularly in The Globe and Mail, and on his website as part of his webcomic Machine Gum. His illustration clients include Hallmark Cards, JibJab, and chickaDEE Magazine. He is also one of the founding editors of the website Drawn.ca

Additional information

GOR005509704
Destination X by John Martz
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Nobrow Ltd
2013-04-01
64
190770468X
9781907704680
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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