IT'S MADNESS - another nomination! This time everything' s in the hands of readers! The plebiscite for the Comics of the Year just started. 50 great books to choose from (Crumb, Mehler, Sfar, Moore, Thompson, Robinson, Bilal, Kirkman, Larsen... you can pick 10!) and my Osiedle Swoboda graphic novel is among them!
Osiedle Swoboda (Eng. Housing Estate Liberty) is my most famous series (with a cult status, like my readers like to say), partly autobiographical. It's a satirical picture of the Polish society living in generic housing projects at the turn of the 20th century. Five protagonists, young men, who don' t like to work or study (too much) are spending their time hanging around their neighborhood talking about life
and stuff, trying not to be violated (too much) by some bigger fishes in the pod (nationalists, catholic orthodoxes, bums). Despite the fact that most of the episodes are characterized by lazy atmosphere and funny, witty dialogues, Osiedle Swoboda is also a playground of genres with action, drama and horror elements woven into the story. After ten years since its premiere (Produkt magazine #1, December 1999), the series is recognized as one of the most important Polish comics published after 1989.
The series was originally published in the Produkt - independent comics magazine from December, 1999 to June, 2004. Then, from December, 2004 to June, 2006 Osiedle Swoboda was continued in six-part color miniseries (you can find some samples and covers on my dA gallery). On March, 2010 kultura gniewu (Eng. culture of anger) publishing house published all the episodes in one, critically acclaimed book (which sold out just in 4 months, 2nd print is on the way).
You can vote here--->www.komiksroku.pl/main
Comics site---> osiedleswoboda.blogspot.com
Publisher' s site--->www.kultura.com.pl/
OS 2010 cover on dA--->fav.me/d2e919f
OS 2010 wrapper on dA--->sledziu.deviantart.com/art/OS-…