Richard Short’s new book has just been released on pre-order. the first 500 come with a beautiful A2 poster. Pre-orders will be sent off on the 11th November.
Visually informed by Short’s love of classic comic strips, especially Charles Schulz’ Peanuts and Tove Jansson’s Moomin, Klaus explores the un-adventures of the eponymous character, a pensive anthropomorphic cat, and a vexatious supporting cast of humanoid rats, inappropriately specie-d romantic interests and Klaus’ libertarian doppelganger Otto. Weaving literary allusions, metaphysical ruminations and physical comedy through crisp, cartoonish artwork Short has transplanted the spirit of the classic comic strip into a new, slightly stranger body, creating a work that is “rather sweet, slightly dark and definitely surreal” (Forbidden Planet).