- Posted by Johanna on June 4, 2009 at 8:22 am
- Category: Graphic Novel News
His next book, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, is due out later this month. For now, you can see a brief preview online. Here’s the publisher’s description:
Spanning the period from the 1939 New York World’s Fair to the last Apollo space mission in 1975, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? is told through the eyes of a boy as he grows up in an era that was optimistic and ambitious, fueled by industry, engines, electricity, rockets, and the atom bomb. The book also offers an insightful look at a relationship between a son and his father, and the promise of the future, told with the engaging and deeply personal style that is unique to comics art.
Interspersed with the comic book adventures of Commander Cap Crater (created by Fies to mirror the styles of the comics and the time periods he is depicting), and mixing art and historical photographs, this groundbreaking graphic novel is a lively trip through a half century of technological evolution. It is also a perceptive look at the changing moods of our nation and the enduring promise of the future
I’ll definitely read whatever he does next, but I’m especially interested in this theme, the change from a hopeful technology-driven future to one that’s more pessimistic. Find out more at Brian Fies’ blog.