Astorial Cutaway by Ed Pinsent (Colossive Cartographies 42)


Astorial Cutaway presents a behind-the-scenes view of one room in the imaginary Astorial Hotel. Each object, each part of the room, is examined and found to contain hidden menace.

Ed Pinsent is the creator of characters such as Windy Wilberforce, Primitif, Henrietta La Folle, Illegal Batman and Drake Ullingsworth, and numerous peculiar short stories, fables and poetic comics. He is a godfather of the UK small press comics scene, having edited Fast Fiction magazine from 1984 and run the Fast Fiction mail order/distribution service between 1987 and 1990.

A4, full colour, folded to A6. Also available as part of a six-issue subscription (Series Seven).

Colossive Cartographies is an attempt to create a print equivalent of a series of seven-inch singles. Using a simple pop-out format based on the Turkish map fold, we’re collaborating with creators including cartoonists, fine artists, poets, writers and photographers to bring an unpredictable range of visual practice into a hand-folded treat.

You may also like…