Jesse McManus appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday Dec. 6, 2018 from 6-8pm for a release party and art exhibit for his debut graphic novel, The Whistling Factory.
Imagine comics created from the hybrid DNA of Chuck Jones and Charles Burns… with a dash of Jim Woodring and you’d end up with something resembling Jesse McManus. His fluid, hyper-kinetic, and lush brush strokes delineate a surreal world of feral children, rubbery animals, and constantly-mutating monsters. The Whistling Factory comes straight from McManus’s id. It is both funny and disturbing, meditative yet frantic, and disjointed while simultaneously displaying a complex and intuitive tapestry of childhood experiences and belief systems. The Whistling Factory is an audacious debut from the sui generis frenetic imagination of Jesse McManus.
Jesse McManus has been drawing comics for a long time. He was the youngest contributor to the now legendary oversize Kramer’s Ergot #7. His comics were featured in many different publications including Vice Magazine. Jesse lives and works in Portland, OR.
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209