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Comic profile: Tabula Rosetta
Tabula Rosetta
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Content flags: Violent ContentStrong LanguageNudity
Comic language: English
Genre: Surreal
Activity status: Active
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Last update: Yesterday, 3:51 AM
Number of comics: 34
Number of subscribers: 10
Visitors: 1279 visitors (4362 pages viewed)
Rating: 5 (21 votes)

Comic description

Once described as "the visual equivalent of depressive suicidal black metal", Sarah Allen Reed's "Tabula Rosetta" is a tour-de-force in experimental and surrealistic storytelling that’s anything but easy to fit into any certain genre or predetermined category.

Featuring complex, weaving storylines that find themselves taking paths almost as unpredictable as the series of events surrounding its creation--copies of the original print run of the series have been set ablaze en masse by the author herself, the original versions were often hidden throughout the United States at random, entire versions of the books were pulled from production in their entirety only to re-emerge with entirely different content, and characters and locations in the series have often warped their way into the real world through an ARG-like blending of fiction and fact--Tabula Rosetta sets the mold for a new generation of underground comix.

Flash and hype without substance are useless, however, and the art and storytelling are just as unique and compelling as the exploits of the author herself. Melding together a diverse range of influences--including the stylistic tendencies and storytelling prowess of early wordless novelists and early underground comix, the works and mindsets of the Pre-Raphaelite, Art Deco, and Art Noveau schools of artistic thought, and her own passion for esotericism, theology, and the occult--in a dark, moody, and sludgy drag through the darkest parts of the collective unconscious, Sarah’s surrealistic and impressionistic art style perfectly illuminates her punishingly dark tales and twisted (and often incredibly personal) narratives.

Part autobiographical narrative, part occult horror, part surrealistic suspense, and all visual poetry, Tabula Rosetta is a moonlit pool packed full of symbolism, mystery and intrigue that will leave you both gasping for air and wanting to be plunged back under the waters.

The stories here are posted out of order from the original comix, which is fitting because the stories in the comix are posted out of order as well. New pages are posted every Tuesday and Saturday, and the blog updates every Monday if Sarah's van finds itself near a Wi-Fi connection.

Authors

BLACKWORK
BLACKWORK
The vaguely human face behind THE BLACKWORK ORGANIZATION.
Cartoonist, author, musician, wanderer, vagabond.
Trans woman. Diogenes' daughter.
Presumed insane.



Most recent comments left on Tabula Rosetta

BLACKWORK
Yesterday
BLACKWORK
Sit and listen, my beloved, as the ink spills onto the page and this weary scribe tells you the tales of those Above; the myths of those who control the Worlds.

This is the first tale of the Nine.
Left on The Sacrifice Of Gaia Page 4
BLACKWORK
2 days ago
BLACKWORK
Silent Hill is actually one of my biggest influences, writing-wise.
Left on Painted Black With Hands Of Red Part 2: Page 3
BLACKWORK
3 days ago
BLACKWORK
Sit and listen, my beloved, as the ink spills onto the page and this weary scribe tells you the tales of those Above; the myths of those who control the Worlds.

This is the first tale of the Nine.
Left on The Sacrifice Of Gaia Page 3
AmeliaP
4 days ago
AmeliaP
AmeliaP
4 days ago
AmeliaP
"The impact was not painless" Brilliant! Love it!
Left on Painted Black With Hands Of Red Part 2: Page 6