I Feel Love
I Feel Love
Edited by Krent Able & Julian Hanshaw. Published by Self Made Hero.
Softcover, 152 pages, Colour, 2021.
Stories by Krent Able, Anya Davidson, Julian Hanshaw, Benjamin Marra, Cat Sims and Kelsey Wroten.
Love makes the world go round. It can also turn your heart as black as coal. In a series of short fictions, Krent Able, Anya Davidson, Julian Hanshaw, Benjamin Marra, Cat Sims and Kelsey Wroten explore love’s dark, twisted underbelly, and offer a much-needed antidote to everything that is sweet, cloying and conventional.
Through wife-swapping, slash fiction, medieval aliens, childbirth, swamp monsters and a mysterious black balloon, I Feel Love questions the one emotion that is meant to make us feel good — but that often does the exact opposite. As unflinching as it is honest, this is the kind of book you don’t take home to meet your parents.
Krent Able is a comic artist and illustrator, living in London. His comics first appeared in the Stool Pigeon music magazine in 2009, and were later collected in his Krent Able’s Big Book Of Mischief, published by Knockabout in 2012. His work has since appeared in the Guardian, NME and Vice, and was included in the Comics Unmasked exhibition at the British Library in 2014. In 2016, he co-wrote an award-winning documentary film about his work, Ink, Cocks & Rock ‘N’ Roll.
Julian Hanshaw won the Observer Comica Short Story Award in 2008. His graphic novels include the Prix Europa-winning The Art Of Pho, as well as I’m Never Coming Back and Cloud Hotel, and he also contributed to Hoax: Psychosis Blues. His graphic novel Tim Ginger was shortlisted for The British Comic Award and the LA Times Book Prize. He has animated on BAFTA-winning shows and his own animation won The Golden Reels in Los Angeles. Julian lives on the south coast of the UK.
"Individually, all six of these comics are fantastic, and together, they make an anthology that you'll want to keep reaching for again and again."— Comics Beat
"I Feel Love is brimming with alt comics talent eager to subvert genre standards."— Broken Frontier
"I Feel Love is by turns hilarious, disquieting, sexy, icky and all sorts of messed‑up, in the best way."— Paul Tremblay