In his final graphic novel, the late Hicklenton (Nemesis the Warlock; Judge Dredd ) leaves us with a haunting and powerful legacy. In a work that. Title: Months. Author: John Hicklenton. Type: Fiction. Page Count/Review Word Count: Rating: 8/ John Hicklenton was one of Britain’s leading comic book artists, who took his own life in March with the assistance of Dignitas in Zurich.
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Months by Johnny Hicklenton. Pat Mills Goodreads Author Introduction. The world of the Longpig is rich in killing fields and scenes of mass crucifixion that recall Goya, Blake, and Bacon, and represents a true crossover of the graphic novel form with fine art.
John took his own life with the help of an assisted dying group, following a heroic struggle with multiple sclerosis. Its words those of a prophet, its artwork transcending the comic book form, Months will redefine the adult graphic novel. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Monthsplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 21, Sam Quixote rated it it was amazing. The story of a faceless androgynous figure wielding a sword, hacking their way through legions of monsters in order to slay the Pig God is a fascinating one.
What you see is an artist facing his own mortality, his own illness, his own death and fighting it with his art. Anger and frustration manifest themselves on the page through some of the most metal paintings you’ve ever seen and are easily some of Johnny Hicklenton’s best stuff. In the same way that Ed Norton’s furious monologue to himself The story of a faceless androgynous figure wielding a sword, hacking their way through legions of monsters in order to slay the Pig God is a fascinating one.
In the same way that Ed Norton’s furious monologue to himself in the mirror in the film “25th Hour” which starts slowly and gradually grows into a maelstrom of anger against everything he perceives is wrong with the world, ” Months” sees the protagonist set off on the journey to presumably Hell until eventually the words and images swirl and take in aspects of our own modern 21st century culture.
I got the feeling the book was cathartic for Hicklenton as he worked through his own feelings of impending death as the book finishes in a beautiful way that I won’t spoil for the reader. Uncompromising, brutal, incredibly visceral and bare, ” Months” walks the line between genres like horror and fantasy to acquire the tones of philosophy and spiritualism.
I remember first seeing Hicklenton’s artwork in Nemesis the Warlock from AD when I was a 13 year old and it blew me away. He had a style that was instantly recognisable and completely unforgettable and I loved picking up a copy of AD and finding a strip he’d drawn, especially if it was Dredd. It’s always sad to see great artists go and Johnny Hicklenton was one of the great ones. It’s wonderful though that before he chose to leave he left us one final masterpiece to treasure.
A unique and mind blowing book. Mar 03, Mandy rated it it was amazing Shelves: The artwork in this graphic novel is absolutely incredible.
For good reason, though. It was a little hard to read the handwritten words at times, even with my kindle for PC screen as wide as I could make it, but I was so hooked, I didn’t mind having to spend longer looking at each of the images. The author’s story is very compe The artwork in this graphic novel is absolutely incredible.
The author’s story is very compelling as well and I’ll definitely be looking into the documentary about him. I had never heard of him before and only stumbled across this book on my library’s ereading app. I understand why some wouldn’t be interested in a book like this, but it got me.
Jul 30, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: You’re either on board with this or you’re not, and if not, I don’t think it reflects poorly on you. Another reviewer said that it looked and read like an album insert for a bad s metal band, and that’s a pretty accurate statement.
It doesn’t have much of a plot, and what there is doesn’t necessarily hang together very well demon of apocalypse is apocalyptic, loves Jesus, hates pigs. The writing is ridiculous – “I will make a riddle of your heads and limbs. As my violent nature inc You’re either on board with this or you’re not, and if not, I don’t think it reflects poorly on you. As my violent nature increases your suffering! The art is brutal beyond belief and you can pretty much expect to be upset each time you turn the page, but the images are also extremely visually arresting.
I wouldn’t call them beautiful, but I definitely experienced pleasure looking at them along with horror and some nausea. The absurd writing had a visceral effect on me too.
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hicklejton Normally, I’d just call it bad and move on, but in this, it actually worked for me as part of the book’s bizarre, hallucinatory feel and it nicely echoes the more hardcore Biblical prophesies, William Blake, et al.
When I put it down, I felt like I’d just been through someone else’s nightmare – someone else with an incredibly powerful imagination and some brutal, impressive talent.
I couldn’t stop thinking about it for a while. Oct 28, Dane Cobain rated it really liked it. John Hicklenton, the author of this piece of work, went on to take his own life at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich.
Jul 05, Keith rated it liked it Shelves: Dark, brutal, and grotesque, as I suppose befits the final work of a tortured horror artist immediately before taking his own life. Extraordinarily dynamic imagery, though not exactly entertaining. May 07, Twan rated it did not like it Shelves: Looked and read like the inlay booklet for a bad ‘s black metal band.
Aug 25, Quinn rated it really liked it Shelves: Both stunning and grotesque, this graphic novel is intensely visual, while also being minimalist in presentation. The message in the text is straightforward and flows between feeling like a direct dialogue with the reader and a dialogue within the text itself. It’s a fast read, but it lingers with you. Disturbing, beautiful, hopeful, and an honest expression of a feeling I think many people feel, I think it’s well worth the read.
Jul 18, Stefantheviking rated it it was amazing. Finished this only a few minutes after getting home from the library!
While it is short, with minimal text the art is breathtaking. The story itself, is dark and beautifully stark. A wonderful and brutal story of the montha.
Feb 19, Miss Ryoko rated it liked it Shelves: I really have no idea what I just read. What I can tell you is it was beautifully written and illustrated with gore, violence, and a high quality creep factor. I really hicjlenton know if I understood what the story was about I was understanding it was about the destructions of humans for destroying the worldbut for some reason, I understood Mara’s anger.
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There was one thing that did really bother me, and this is probably nit-picky And often times it was on one page she had the wrappings on her hands and feet, but then on the very next page, she didn’t. I monthx it would have been more cohesive all the way through. Oct 13, Andrew Pixton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Using gorgeous artwork, this serves as an excellent metaphor of global warming. While the scenes depicted are probably more horrifying than even the worst case scenarios of GW, it’s still a vivid picture of the greed, gluttony, and sloth that contribute to environmental destruction in general and global warming specifically.
It’s really more of a spiritual vindiction of global warming than science or pol “Fear me, all who obey the coin. It’s really more of a spiritual vindiction of global warming than science or policy and even references the Bible frequently as part of the overall metaphor. It’s not an argument, it’s an allegorical call to repentance for rampant and wasteful jhn.
One that we all need. Jan 06, Brenton rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was a fascinating one. Being far from what I’m used to hearing about global climate change self-righteous or hysterical non-fictionMonths was both a breath of fresh air and yet also fairly unsettling; I was unprepared for the grimness of the storyline, the intensely macabre mood of the book.
This is all of Mother Earth’s apoplectic, vengeful anger at the abuse and betrayal by her own children poured out on This was a fascinating one. This is all of Mother Earth’s apoplectic, vengeful anger at the abuse and betrayal by her own children poured out on paper. The art is every bit as kinetic and chaotic as it is practiced and beautiful, seething with violent emotion. Jul 06, John rated it really liked it. It is a dicey proposition, eavesdropping on hickpenton catharsis of another person, particularly someone with a death sentence shadowing the work.
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This is razor thin on plot, more of a poem, really, but it is razor sharp in its rage and impotent wrath. Apr 29, Joshua rated it really liked it Shelves: This was interesting and very different from what I expected just grabbing it off the shelf.
The artist is working though some serious emotions which is understandable when you know your death is imminent hickoenton it is a fascinating ride.
Its a heap of symbolic struggle with modern morality, death, and a dash of spirituality. The art is perfect for the story hicklennton told with all its brutality but in hicklentonn places underlying beauty. The artwork is simply incredible, and would certainly find a home within the liner notes of a heavy metal album.
The artist stretches and mutilates the human form, showing just how fragile and pathetic we really are. The ebook version I read had tiny writing and did not offer the option to zoom, so I missed out on some of the text when I hcklenton couldn’t decipher it. Dec 13, Heather L.