In Christopher Adams’ Strong Eye Contact, the reader is led through a kaleidoscope of crystalline memory fragments. These fragments coalesce into one narrative track, guided by a quixotic, Buster Keaton-like figure. As this unnamed figure tries, with limited success, to be a typical American: using consumer products, failed vacations, fabricated family life, he also attempts to be a successful comic, much like the collection of pages he lives on.
The day to day saga is wet and alive with water colors, crayon, markers, and steady beats of spacious white deluges. Landscapes are populated with mountainous close-ups, cacti, abstracted-patterns, confusion, vast empty spaces, gaps — cartooning as a potent puzzle where the strangest magic happens inside the readers mind.
Christopher Adams was born in the New York Metropolitan Area. He is between 5′ 10″ and 5′ 11″. He does not eat animals. He is an artist and musician. His latest recordings are Baby Hair,Vegetables and Xmas Boogie. His artworks include videos and comic books. His first published comic is Period, released by 2D Cloud in the fall of 2012. CAKE will see the US debut of his first full-length book, Strong Eye Contact. He currently lives and works in Baltimore with his girlfriend and plants.
“Death is not an event of life.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein
2D Cloud is a micro-press comics publisher and distributor based in Minneapolis, MN. Since 2007, we have published paper-craft art books, mini comics, and graphic novels by an assortment of both established and new/emerging creatives. Gravitating towards work that balances a distinct vision with narrative elements, we publish artists that both challenge and invite, draw and disturb.