Forming Vol. 1

Author(s): Moynihan Jesse


Forming, as a web comic, has been making waves since its inception three years ago, enrapturing its followers with its near-daily additions to what has now become a tale of epic proportions. Now it will finally grace the pages of a volume worthy of its contents as Nobrow releases the first part of Jesse Moynihan's epic trilogy. Forming is a super-mystical epic in which Jesse details the spawning of worlds and the trajectory of consciousness on Earth. Volume 1 follows the trials and tribulations of primeval gods and demi-gods as they vie for control of Earth.


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"Moynihan walks a fine line between "weird" and "incomprehensible" and between "clever" and "dumb," and manages to stay on the right side of it through almost every one of these bizarre, demented panels. I can't say that I've ever read anything quite like this (though it did call to mind the weirder bits of The Incal). I'm glad I did."-Cory Doctorow,

"To understand Forming (assuming "understand" is the correct verb here), picture some lost Gnostic text translated by Jay (of Jay and Silent Bob) at his cussin-est, under commission by a delusional would-be cult-founder who cut his teeth on the work of Fletcher Hanks and who really liked drawings of weiners and boobies."-Cory Doctorow,

"Forming is published by London's NOBROW, whose books are fantastically well-made, beautifully cloth-bound and printed on high-quality, sustainably produced paper (they also publish the much-more-kid-friendly Hilda comics). It's a quality product."-Cory Doctorow,

"Forming is a success on so many different levels. First of all, it's simply a beautiful art object filled with page after page of brightly colored and bizarre images."-Rob Clough, The Comics Journal

"the plot is genuinely complex and even byzantine at times, with multiple betrayals, long cons, and elaborate plans all right below the surface."-Rob Clough, The Comics Journal

"Because it's well-executed, there's essentially a laugh on every single page. It's certainly the most hilarious cosmogony I've ever read."-Rob Clough, The Comics Journal

"Forming, a super strange graphic novel published by the super strange English publishing house NOBROW and written by possible genius Jesse Moynihan."-Scott Beauchamp Full Stop blog

"It's totally stupid, totally goony, and has opened me up to the possibility of becoming interested in graphic novels and comics again."-Scott Beauchamp Full Stop blog

Jesse Moynihan lives in LA and works as a storyboard artist on the successful cult Cartoon Network show 'Adventure Time'.

General Fields

  • : 9781907704130
  • : NOBROW
  • : NOBROW
  • : 0.816
  • : April 2011
  • : 305mm X 229mm X 12mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Moynihan Jesse
  • : BB
  • : 711
  • : 741.5
  • : 112
  • : chiefly Illustrations