John Pham

Published April 7, 2010 by Graham

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Long-lost astronauts, homicidal bloggers, baseball legends and wayward skaters all find a home in John Pham’s captivating comic series Sublife (published by the always on-point Fantagraphics Books). With only two issues on the street, Sublife has already established an achingly familiar universe in all of its disparate ongoing narratives. Deftly juggling the melancholy of Adrian Tomine’s Optic Nerve with some Cormac McCarthy-inspired apocalyptic action and plenty of skillfully subdued deadpan humor, Pham proves himself a master of multifarious emotions and artist stylings.

Giant Robot 2 is hosting a solo show of Pham’s gorgeously vibrant gouache paintings this weekend, entitled Living Space. Go check it out, and do yourself the favor of picking up a copy of Sublife.

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