The Perry Bible Fellowship

Nicholas Gurewitch is the creator of the Perry Bible Fellowship comic strips. The strips themselves are varied in style and nature, often black humoured and sometimes mature in content, they’re not always for everyone, but the ones I have featured here give an idea of how funny he can be without using shock tactics.

I first came across Nicholas’ work by accident, then shortly afterward, interviewed him for a blog I was writing for at the time. He has gone on to show the strip in multiple publications, including the Guardian newspaper and has even piloted some related animations for the BBC.

‘Rhino and Boy’ (above) is my favourite strip, I was able to get a signed limited edition copy from him that I still have to get round to framing. Nicholas decorated the tube with some of his ‘stickmen’ illustrations. It’s almost as amazing as the artwork it is protecting.

There are tonnes more strips over on the PBF site as well as two books that can be bought through Nicholas or Amazon. There are very few people that have moved on the comic strip from it’s generic three panel tradition, fortunately though, there are artists like Nicholas out there still pushing the boundaries of the art form.

Further reading: http://www.pbfcomics.com/

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