There's a Dragon in the Ceiling

Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2001
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of There's a Dragon in the Ceiling Creator(s): Clayton Noone and Stefan Neville
Publishers: Oats
From: New Zealand

The cover on this is a real eye catching affair that looks like it might be a lino cut print. Its off register mix of green, purple and black on read card has a freaky effect. Inside Stefan and Clayton give us a startling collection of short strips. They consist of conversation fragments, jokes, trips to peep shows, sexual escapades and displays of tattoos.

Nothing here is anything close to sedate and the artwork has an energetic quality with lots of ink splashes and drips in evidence. The stream of consciousness feel might not be to everyone's taste but it sure isn't dull.

If you do decide to give this a try be sure to ask Stefan for a copy of Pickpick, a conertina construction consisting of four short cut up passages by Indira Neville backed with illustrations by Stefan, sandwiched between two pieces of thin MDF. It's a little gem.

In a Word: Chaotic.

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