Our Sentence is Up

Our Sentence is Up

by Patrick Meaney, afterword by Timothy Callahan, interview with Grant Morrison

An accessible look at Grant Morrison’s complicated and ambitious comics masterpiece, paying attention to its themes, philosophy, and how it changes with each reading.

Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles has been hailed as a seminal comic series, as the key to understanding the themes and philosophy that underline virtually everything else he’s written, and as the inspiration for The Matrix and countless other works that followed in its wake. But it’s also frequently written off as incomprehensible, or just too out there.

Our Sentence is Up sets out to open up The Invisibles through an in-depth, issue-by-issue analysis of the series, drawing attention to key moments and the way themes are developed throughout the series, as well as making sense of the series’s fractured chronology and delirious blend of fiction and reality. The book also explores the real-world relevance of the series’s themes and the way that much of the fictional conspiracy theory from the series became reality in the 2000s.

Written in a conversational, accessible style, the book is the perfect companion to a reread of the series, giving readers one interpretation of the series and guiding them in developing their own.

The book also features a wide-ranging interview with Grant Morrison, stretching from the formative childhood experiences that found their way into the series, through the psychedelic ’90s, when his life and the series became inextricably intertwined. The interview also explores Morrison’s thoughts on the series in retrospect, its relevance to the War on Terror era and the new Obama presidency, what he currently thinks will happen in 2012, and where he’ll be when it goes down.

The book also includes an afterword by Timothy Callahan (author of the popular Grant Morrison: The Early Years).

Available exclusively through comic book stores. See the books section of the Sept 2009 Previews catalog (page 315), where the book is a spotlighted item. Please be sure to ask your store to order you a copy (order code SEP091084), as you cannot be assured your store will order any copies. Thank you for your support!

CBR has a brilliant interview, between Meaney and Callahan, on the book here.

372 pages / ISBN 9780578032337 / $26.95 MSRP

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