ISBN 978-961-90436-7-7 - 216 pages, Diamond: FEB022671
"Stripburek is surely the best single introduction to the world of comics in Eastern Europe." -- Bart Beaty, The Comics Journal. ... Top Shelf Production is proud to present Stripburger's latest selection of contemporary comics from the former socialist block. With a unique perspective on world politics and issues, these Eastern European comics artists have much to offer, but rarely see print in the Western World. 216 pages of fresh sequential art, all in English, representing works from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia. Also included is an introductory essay by Darko Macan (full of post-communist bitterness), a special feature from Kazakhstan, and a list of useful contacts. The featured artists, many of whom are already cult figures in their own countries, include: Aleksandar Zograf, Danijel Zezelj, Jakob Klemeneie, Jacek Fras, Ascold Akishin, Igor Baranko, January Misiak, Pavel Cech, Milorad Krstic, Roman Tolici, Sasa Kerkos, and many others.