SEQUENTIAL, the boutique graphic novel app for iPad, has announced the digital release of Metronome, the 64-page experimental graphic novel by comics legend Bryan Talbot.
Metronome was created by Bryan in 2008 under the pseudonym of Véronique Tanaka. It is a stunning, ‘silent’, erotically-charged visual poem; an experimental non-linear story using a palette of iconic ligne claire images. Symbolism, visual puns and trompe l’oeil conspire in a visual mantra that could be described as ‘existential manga’ if it wasn’t for the fact that there is an elegantly-structured and very human tale of a doomed relationship providing a solid foundation to the cutting-edge storytelling.
This brand new digital edition of Metronome is exclusively available on SEQUENTIAL and is just $1.99 / £1.49 for a limited time only. The digital version can be read in three different ways – page by page, panel by panel, or in a continuous column – and features an animation of the whole of Metronome, showing each panel a second at a time, as well as interviews with Véronique Tanaka and Bryan Talbot.
Bryan’s whose works include The Tale of One Bad Rat, Alice in Sunderland, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright (just released in an omnibus collection, Arkwright Integral), and the Grandville series. He is also the co-author of Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes with Mary Talbot, the first graphic novel to win the Costa Biography Award.
“[Metronome is] a bold pushing of the formal envelope,” enthuses the Boston Phoenix. “it bills itself as a ‘visual poem’, but with its regimented film-like frames and hypnotic four-four repetition, it evokes music and stroboscopic cinema.”
SEQUENTIAL is free to download from the iTunes App Store and features hundreds of graphic novels and comics from leading creators and publishers.
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