Here 1989 → Loose Joints

Here 1989
Richard McGuire

  • 150 x 190mm, 12pp booklet
  • Offset litho on Fenner Colorset 270gsm & Naturalis 120gsm
  • Saddle-stitched
  • Edition of 500, hand-numbered
  • Published in Jan 2015 by Loose Joints
  • £5.00
  • Out of Print

Here 1989 is the first re-print of Richard McGuire's cult comic strip. The six-page comic Here, which appeared in 1989 in Raw magazine, volume 2, number 1, was immediately recognized as a transformative work that would expand the possibilities of the comics medium. Its influence continues to be felt twenty-five years after its publication.

Here 1989 coincides and accompanies with the release of Here, a development over 25 years of this original comic into a 360-page book, published by Hamish Hamilton.

Richard McGuire is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. His work has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Le Monde and Libération. He has written and directed two omnibus feature films: Loulou et Autres Loups (Loulou and Other Wolves, 2003) and Peur(s) du Noir (Fear[s] of the Dark, 2007). He has also designed and manufactured his own line of toys, and he is the founder and bass player of the band Liquid Liquid.