100 pages, black & white drawings. Measures approximately 13.97 x 22.26 cm (5.5 x 8.75 in), 2009.
The Portable February
Running the gamut in topic and style from faux-political to faux–New Yorker, David Berman’s lo-fi cartoons incorporate strains of high and low comedy, wistful Americana, contemporary art, dream visions, and a visual analog to the semipenetrable personal allusions found in his music and poetry. His drawings invite the same deeper thought as his writings, making use of wordplay, cultural references, and offbeat observations. The sparse illustrations are complemented by poignant one-liners, and reveal moments of lightness within the author’s dark humor, providing a wry, erudite commentary on American culture.
About the Author
David Berman was born in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1967. The American musician, singer and poet best known for his lyricism as the singer of indie rock band Silver Jews, a band in which a fixation on perfecting lyrics has been noted as a salient characteristic of Berman's creative compositions. Berman's work focuses on topics of alienation, introspection, and a blunt approach to surrealism.