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Limited edition, signed and numbered color poster by Theo Ellsworth. The poster is 18" by 24" on heavy stock. It will ship rolled in a tube. The price of the poster is $20 plus a surcharge of $2.50 to offset extra shipping costs. Please note that the poster will ship seperately from any books or minicomics.

Once this poster is sold out of its initial run of 250, it will not be re-printed.

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The Understanding Monster – Book One, a Lynd Ward Honor Book for Best Graphic Novel, is the first in a series that is a departure for reader and author alike. While maintaining the intimate nature of his debut Capacity, Theo Ellsworth has taken his personal experience to an entirely new reality, exploding with color and energy. Presented in an oversized, full color, hardcover edition that captures the beauty of his hand painted artwork at nearly full size, the Understanding Monster is a wonder to behold.

The New York Times' Douglas Wolk writes:

"There’s also some kind of unusual thought process driving Theo Ellsworth’s The Understanding Monster – Book One  — not a disorder, exactly, but imagination turned up to fire hose intensity. Ellsworth fills every bit of every page with grotesque patterns and textures and doodles, and his writing is similarly wild-eyed. Nominally an adventure story involving a mouse, “phantom skeletons” and “toy growth formations,” the book is mostly an urgent (and often very funny) attempt to explain a coocoo-rococo cosmology made up of garbled fragments of role-­playing games, “Transformers” episodes, relaxation exercises and horror movies. In one sequence, a character wakes up and exclaims that he dreamed he was a house. “That wasn’t a dream, Izadore,” a voice tells him. “You really are a house. You’re in a room inside yourself.”

72 pages. Hardcover. Full-color.

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While both Sleeper Car and The Understanding Monster, which the New York Times’ Douglas Wolk described as “imagination turned up to fire hose intensity,” are works of fiction, Capacity has always been a true story. This latest installment is no exception. As Theo Ellsworth would tell you, everything really happened – in his mind. If you’re familiar with his comics, you know that you’re going to be part of the proceedings as well, or as the Village Voice wrote: “Ellsworth seeks, again and again, to transform the reader into his silent witness and co-conspirator.” He’s done it again with Capacity 8.

40 pages. 6" x 9". Black and white with color cover.

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5 1/2" x 8 1/2". 32 pages. Black and white with color cover. 2013.

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5 1/2" x 8 1/2". 32 pages. Black and white with color cover. 2013.

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5.5" by 8.5". 28 pages. 2013.

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Continuing where Book One left off, The Understanding Monster - Book Two follows Pharoah Tellitome, Inspector Gimble, Turtletree, Master Sponko and Minnow on their collective quest to awaken Izadore and re-establish his identity and memory. Constructed with the same lush, intricate visuals as the first volume, the story returns readers to the world of time crystals, “home bodies,” afterlife quests, thought projection resurrection and the ever-majestic Toy Mountain. The Understanding Monster – Book Two delves even deeper into the nature of creativity and imagination, and the tenuous relationship between reality and the subconscious.

Limited numbers of this title will arrive signed and ship with a full-color, ready-to-assemble, foldable character.

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This highly-anticipated third book completes Theo Ellworth's epic adventure, which the New York Times calls "an urgent (and often very funny) attempt to explain a coocoo-rococo cosmology made up of garbled fragments of role-playing games, Transformers episodes, relaxation exercises and horror movies."

Eleanor Davis, author of How to be Happy, writes: "Theo Ellsworth's comics don't make normal sense; they make a sort of super-psychic sense. His stories are filled with pure terror, pure hope, and pure, weird, unwavering love."

In The Understanding Monster - Book Three, our hero, Izadore, awakes to find his mind, body and soul reunited. The last Monks of the Imaginary Man lead him on a journey beyond Toy Mountain to discover the true nature of the relationship between creativity and reality.

72 pages. Hardcover. Full color.

Please note that this book is available for pre-order and is shipping the week of September 14th.

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The first twenty-five orders ship with a gicleé printed, archival, signed and numbered tip-in - an edition of only fifty!

Intricate, even exquisite - but never immaculate, Theo Ellsworth’s Capacity is a mind turned inside out. Ellsworth's careful line gives shape to profound and profoundly silly thoughts alike, bringing a visionary, startling new life to the doubts and hopes that are so familiar to everyone.

336 pages. Stitched, flexibound softcover. Black and white. Special second edition. Printed in Malaysia.

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5.5" by 8.5". 32 pages. Black and white. Signed. August 2015.

A collaboration between Theo and his three-year old son.

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5.5" by 8.5". 40 pages. Black and white. 2015.

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