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Coedition: Royal Book Lodge - Frédéric Déjean

Year: 2011, Paris

Format: 21 x 29 cm

Number of pages: 28

Special limited edition of 66 exemplaires, numérotés et signés

I’ve come a long way just to see you

Daniel Johnston

 

In his drawings, Daniel Johnston portrays comic heroes in their merciless fight against the forces of evil. Usually they are assisted by Jeremiah the frog and Joe the boxer, two of his main alter egos. Satan himself, hoards of nostalgic freaks of the swastika and buxom temptresses regularly try to pull them away from the good path. Clearly Manichean, in an obsessional way, this mythology combines Christian, historical and popcultural references and prolongs the themes that are intimately linked to Daniel Johnston’s life as a singer and songrwriter. Moreover, it opens out on to another level by evoking the schizophrenia of an American way of life that Daniel Johnston appears to observe as an eternal outsider. The cover of the book was gilt printed at the Marcial workshop in Paris. The 66 copies of this publication are printed on ancient Lana in serigraphy by ABP, in Montreuil-sous-Bois, co-edited with Frédéric Déjean. All copies are signed by the artist.