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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
Archive url: Visit archive
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Last update: Yesterday, 1:26 AM
Number of comics: 61
Number of subscribers: 11
Visitors: 3111 visitors (9685 pages viewed)
Rating: 5 (54 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
A tale of what it is to lose.
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BLACKWORK
2 days ago
BLACKWORK
Her. Not his.

Alice is a transgender woman. Alice's wife is a cisgender woman. Alice's mother is misgendering her transgender daughter out of disrespect, using her deadname as a slur.

There are no men or boys in this particular story. I'm using these characters to tell a narrative resembling my own, as a transgender woman who was raised in a religious household.
Left on Home. Page 11
BLACKWORK
2 days ago
BLACKWORK
Alice and her wife are both women.
Left on Home. Page 13
BLACKWORK
3 days ago
BLACKWORK
A tale of what it is to lose.
Left on Home. Page 16
AmeliaP
5 days ago
AmeliaP
And she was... tell me o__O
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