PRESS FOR THE STRANGE DEATH OF ALEX RAYMOND
REVIEW: Panels & Prose. "... deft and truly illuminating rumination on the aesthetics of comics in their historic context. "
ACCOLADES: One of TRIPWIRE's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2021
ACCOLADES: One of Forbes' Best Graphic Novels of 2021
ACCOLADES: WALDEN POND BOOK's BEST COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR ADULTS 2021
ACCOLADES: Honorable Mention on Publishers Weekly's 2021 Graphic Novel Critic's Poll
REVIEW: Forbes, reviewed by writer Rob Salkowitz. "...one of the most intense and obsessive graphic novels ever created."
REVIEW: Publisher's Weekly. "...obsessively detailed, demanding, and dazzling..."
REVIEW (in Norwegian): Empirix. "... by far the most conspiratorial, intertextual and compulsively researched comic book release this year. "
REVIEW: Comic Book Historians. "[David] Lynch could make a hell of a movie out of this."
REVIEW: Kirkus Reviews. ""The finely detailed, highly stylized art [...] is beyond masterful and a true accomplishment."
REVIEW: BOOKLIST, Starred review, July 2021. "Every page is visually enthralling. This is an astonishing aesthetic artifact..."
REVIEW: Greg Burkas, writing for Atomic Junk Shop. "There’s no doubt that this is a masterpiece, a work of staggering genius by a creator who knows a thing or two about creating great comics. It’s also perhaps the most insane thing you will ever read, and I’m not sure it hasn’t driven me mad. "
REVIEW: Library Journal, reviewed by Jason T Steagall.
"The reader is taken on a winding road of technical prowess, ingenuity, history, and betrayal, with the death of Raymond as the binding story. "
INTERVIEW: ComicCon 2021 panel, Graphic Novels Lost And Found
VIDEO PREVIEW REVIEW: Cartoonist Kayfabe
VIDEO PREVIEW REVIEW: Uncanny Omar for Near Mint Condition
"What I am sure most people are going to call a masterpiece, because it rightly deserves to be. It is freaking awesome. I was blown away."
INTERVIEW: Carson Grubaugh interviewed for WESU's Pint O' Comics show
REVIEW: Steven Thompson, for Forces of Geek.
"The Strange Death of Alex Raymond is a beautifully designed volume with endlessly clever use of pages, panels, black ink, and blank space. It’s clear that before his unfortunate medical issue, Sim has mastered the very photorealistic techniques he writes about as the art is the kind one continues to stare at long after one has finished reading the page."
Plymouth Review, September 1st 2021
John Freeman at downthetubes.
Reviewed at The Awesome Comics Podcast.
Milton Griepp for ICv2
"Comics’ answer to Finnegans Wake, an inspired work of obsessive genius that will take a long time to untangle."
— Rob Salkowitz, Senior Contributor, FORBES
“With Strange Death of Alex Raymond, Sim and Grubaugh crafted a must-read masterpiece on the beauty and tragedy of comics.”
- Joseph Keatinge, Shutter, Ringside
“Possibly the most creative and imaginative piece of cartooning by one of the best cartoonists of all time.”
— Jimmy Gownley, author of Amelia Rules! and 7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up
“The Strange Death of Alex Raymond is one of the most spectacular comics I have ever read or seen. I can't recommend it enough, although you may hate it. Bizarre and beautiful and completely unique. “
— Jim Rugg, Cartoonist Kayfabe, Street Angel, The P.L.A.I.N. Janes
“This is a master work. I’m honoured to have even laid eyes on it.”
— E.S. Glenn, author of Unsmooth, cartoonist for The New Yorker
"A must-read for anyone interested in the history and craft of comics"
— Brandon Graham, King City, Multiple Warheads, Prophet, Rain Like Hammers
“Grubaugh provides a brilliant and fitting conclusion to what would have otherwise been one of the most notable unfinished works of recent times. I for one am excited at holding the completed Strange Death of Alex Raymond in my hands.”
— Gary Spencer Millidge, Strangehaven, Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman