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Bar Delicious is what everyone craves.
Why else would it be so omnipresent, constantly available to fulfill the incessant desire to consume Bar Delicious? Surely, they must live in a land of plenty, those who are given to live in a land with plenty of Bar Delicious. And yet we are at odds, the moment in which we expressed that desire evasive, our relationship to the massive processes that massively produce Bar Delicious unclear.
Bar Delicious is a meditation on consumption and desire in the context of the contemporary late capitalist and technological system. In a hybrid Futurist-Primitivist visual style, these panels advocate for the oppositional liberating power of desire.
About the Artist
Blaise Moritz is an artist living in East Toronto. Since June 2019, he has produced The Test, a monthly visual poetry comic that has ranged from a long engagement with Jack Kirby’s late career editorials to illustrations of Eugenio Montale’s prose poems. Issue 17, the final issue of the sequence “An Affliction of the Eyes”, was shortlisted for Best Comics Zine in the 2021 Broken Pencil Zine Awards. His graphic work has appeared as part of the Colossive Cartographies series from Colossive Press (London, England) and in The Plague Review Digest from Rotland Press (Detroit). He is the author of two previous books of poetry without pictures, Zeppelin (Nightwood Editions, 2013) and Crown and Ribs (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2007).
About Conundrum 25
CONUNDRUM 25, a landmark series of gem-like volumes, presents masters of the graphic short story form at work in a range of styles. From precious rediscoveries to gender-playful fictions, fabular futurism to uncanny imaginings, there are stories by a new generation of Conundrum artists alongside classics of the form. Bringing together past, present, and future in our 25th year and beyond, CONUNDRUM 25 is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.
112 pages, 4.25 x 6.25 inches
b&w, trade paper