Mike Diana was the first-ever comic book artist to receive a criminal conviction for obscenity for his artwork in the United States. The underground artist, known for his bright, bold colors of western advertising combined with rough, black lines, used his art to voice his honest and unapologetic opinion of mainstream American culture and the underlying hypocrises that he felt existed in that contemporary society. Now, eighteen years after his conviction, Diana and publisher DIVUS London will be releasing America, a 500-page collection of Diana's rare, limited, and out-of-print cartoons, drawings, and paintings together for the first time. This double book box set contains introductory essays by Marisol Rodriguez and Mike Hunchback and a foreword by Neil Gaiman.
Diana's body of work contains graphic and often shocking depictions of society’s most serious problems: child abuse, incest, rape, religious corruption, and murder. To coincide with the launch of America, DIVUS London will be hosting a comprehensive solo exhibition of cartoons, drawings, and paintings together for the first time at the Enclave Gallery in Deptford South London.
More information regarding Mike Diana and America, please visit DIVUS London's website.
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