U.S. AND CZECH EDITIONS OF "THE EXCAVATION"

The English-language version of the graphic novel THE EXCAVATION is now available from Fantagraphics Books.

"The Excavation is a book always on the go with a relentless momentum... a wind-in-your-hair wild ride reminiscent of the stream of consciousness grotesquery of William Burroughs' Naked Lunch."
- Matthew Laiosa, The Quietus

"This jaunt through the seedy back streets of the unconscious isn’t for everyone, but lovers of Eraserhead-style hypnagogia will be in their comfort zone."
- Publisher's Weekly

"A story that, despite all the psychedelic elements, is in fact coherent and actually grows with rereading. (...) There are a number of depths to this book."
- Fredrik Strömberg (Black Images in the Comics, The Comics go to Hell)

 

Meanwhile, Labyrint Komiks in Prague released this Czech version in an excellent translation by Jonas Thál.

 

TITO ON ICE RELEASED ON VoD

 

Finally, Tito on Ice is available for streaming or download online! Watch the full movie in HD on these VoD sites:

Vimeo on Demand (English/German subtitles)

realeyz.de (German subtitles)

 

NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL RELEASED

Max Andersson released his all-new original Swedish graphic novel UTGRÄVNINGEN (The Excavation) in February 2016, after having devoted himself primarily to filmmaking for a while.

The book has had a slightly unconventional genesis, and as a result took 18 years to complete since the first chapter was published in 1997, as a small independent volume in the art book series SCHOKORIEGEL by the French publisher Les étoiles et les cochons. The decision to expand the story into a graphic novel emerged gradually and was initially not a conscious plan.

During this period Max released several other major works, including DEATH, BOSNIAN FLAT DOG and the feature film TITO ON ICE, but work on The Excavation has continued as an intermittent process in the background or in the foreground, depending on the perspective. Like different living organisms, some artwork require a longer time to reach maturity.

The Excavation is autobiographical in the sense that the plot is based entirely on actual dreams. The raw material constituted dreams from 1986 to 2011, thus comprising a quarter of a century. These have been connected to form a narrative where every detail seems to live its own life but also proves to be a indispensable building block of the whole.

more details

publisher's website

 

MEXICAN EDITION OF 'PIXY'

A Spanish-language version of PIXY is now available! It was published by the Mexican Legioncomix, in an excellent translation from the Swedish.

 

'PIXY' IN KOREA

Independent publisher Sai Comics in Seoul released a beautiful Korean edition of PIXY.

 

'TITO ON ICE' AWARDED IN OTTAWA AND CORFU

Max Andersson's latest film won the prestigious Grand Prize for Best Feature at Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013, and the prize for Best Feature at BeThere! Corfu Animation Festival 2014.

It is currently being screened in festivals around the world. For a complete and updated list of screenings click here.

 

 


The film mixes live documentary scenes with stop motion sequences shot on Super 8 mm. During the production, more than fifty different sets and an infinite number of characters were constructed to form an entire parallel universe exclusively made out of wastepaper, cardboard boxes and garbage.

To promote their book BOSNIAN FLAT DOG, Max Andersson and colleague Lars Sjunnesson tour the countries of former Yugoslavia with a mummyfied Marshal Tito in a refrigerator.

Watching border controls turn into improvised snapshot parties, admiring mutant iron-curtain disney toys, buying souvenir grenade shell handicrafts and discovering sniper art in blown-out apartments, they find that truth may indeed be stranger than fiction.

 

More info and images:

Tito On Ice official blog

Tito on Facebook

 

NEW BOOK IN SWEDISH

Including an interview and lots of previously unpublished drawings, sketches, paintings, prints, photos, and film stills. Published by Orosdi-Back.

 

'ARLAHAREN' SILKSCREEN PRINT

This signed silkscreen print by Max Andersson is available in the 2011 EDITION by Double Elvis Gallery, Stockholm.

 

EXHIBITION IN TREVISO, ITALY

September 22-25, 2011

Max Andersson is a guest and participator in the exhibition "Suezia: Laboratorio d'Europa" at the TREVISO COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL.

 

THE LAST MATCH / O ÚLTIMO FÓSFORO

January 16 - February 8, 2010

ARTSIDE
RUA S. JOÃO DA MATA 53, LISBON, PORTUGAL

A project of the latvian comics magazine kus!, this travelling exhibition features matchbox-sized artwork by Max Andersson and 172 other international comics creators.

 

HOTWIRE VOL. 3 OUT IN JANUARY 2010

FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS, 138 PAGES, BIG 9"x12" FORMAT.

New Car-Boy color pages in the third issue of the Harvey and Eisner nominated anthology of "action, chills, thrills and transgression", edited by Glenn Head. Other contributing artists include David Sandlin, Jayr Pulga, Sam Henderson, R. Sikoryak, Mack White, Matti Hagelberg, Blanquet, and many more.

 

KOMIKSFEST! IN PRAGUE

31 October - 11 November 2009

Max Andersson will be the guest of honor at the 4th annual multimedia festival of comics in Prague.
The program includes an exhibition celebrating the Czech release of BOSNIAN FLAT DOG (with Lars Sjunnesson, VICE Gallery, opening Nov 5th), a special performance of the stage adaption of PIXY by local theatre company Ježek a Zižek (Klubovna, 2. PATRO, Nov 6), and Max' lecture THE GENESIS OF SICK IDEAS (Roxy/NoD, Nov 7).

KomiksFEST! website

 

OCCUPIED LONDON #4

Spring 2009

In the latest issue Max Andersson contributes a bicolor wraparound cover plus more than a dozen rare illustrations, many of which were never previously published outside of Sweden. Some of the content can be seen on the Occupied London website.

 

WIE KRANKE IDEEN ENTSTEHEN / THE GENESIS OF SICK IDEAS

18.00 June 3, 2008

HOCHSCHULE FÜR GESTALTUNG, SCHLOSSSTRASSE 31, OFFENBACH AM MAIN

Poster for Max Andersson's lecture which is currently being held at irregular intervals in randomly selected venues around Europe. Watch for information about a date and place near you.

 

TOY COMIX EXHIBITION

November 14, 2007 – MARCH 9, 2008

LES ARTS DÉCORATIFS
107, RUE DE RIVOLI, 75001 PARIS

 

34 international artists were invited to create 3 pages of comics each representing their personal interpretation of a toy chosen from the collection of the museum.
The result is an extraordinary journey into the secret life of toys and its connections to the sources of comics.
The show also includes 3-D installations, films and interviews with the artists.

The 160-page catalogue, published in French by L’Association, presents all the artwork as well as photos of the toys, sketches by the artists and texts by the curators Dorothée Charles and Jean-Christophe Menu.

TOY Comix
ISBN 978-2-84414-251-1
L’Association, 2007, 160 pages, hardcover, color and b/w, format 17 cm x 25 cm