RAV 1ST COLLECTION by Mickey Zacchilli [PRINT EDITION]
RAV was nominated for an Ignatz Award in the 2015 category of "Best Graphic Novel"!
RAV is an action-adventure romance drone comic that has been likened to such epic works as Alice in Wonderland and Ulysses.
Follow Juice, Sally, The Snake Prince, a mystery cat, and other bizarre friends as they navigate an esoteric whirlwind of dorks, punks, passive-aggression, kisses, weird basements, and bad breakfast spots.
This tome collects the first five issues of Mickey Zacchilli's enigmatic and hilarious series, as well as drawings & ephemera.
276 pages, paperback, 8" x 5", brown ink on yellow pages. ISBN: 978-0-9905186-0-0. For Mature Readers Only
"No book released in 2014 carried the same gut-punch mixture of adrenaline-fueled action and surreal comedy as Mickey Zacchilli’s RAV."
- Tim O'Neill, The AV Club's Best Comics of 2014 list
"The first ‘official’ bookshelf-ready Youth in Decline publication, and maybe the most holistically manga-informed American thing with a bar code at the entire show. I loved this book. It’s like a very deluxe variant on a Japanese shōjo or josei comics magazine, 5″ x 8″ and printed on this heavy-ish yellow paper that arcs in intensity with your progress through the book, so that it’s light at the beginning and end while dark toward the middle. There’s brief, oblique supplementary texts, an omake puzzle section, and even tribute art by special guests – it’s the total package. This is the best thing I got at SPX '14. READ IT."
- Joe McCulloch, The Comics Journal