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Author François Henninger
Language French
Publisher PCCBA (8€)
City Paris
Year 2017
Pages 48
Format 19.5 cm x 29.7 cm
Fabrication Digital printing
E-book PDF (69 mb)

Henninger takes Alex Raymond's comics strip Rip Kirby for the material of his quasi-sculptural collage experiment. The 48 pages of his self-published RIP exclusively consist of one single page composition of Raymond's comics. Each reproduction of the page comes with paratextual annotations and registers an operation of collage. The pages are xeroxed and the collage operations slowly accumulate, allowing only a few of the recycled materials to carry on. RIP stages the resistance of a morphogenetic narrative to unfold despite the general entropic tendency to degenerate into abstract drawings.