Everything Takes Forever

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May 2013

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“An unmissable, eccentric oddity.” – Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

Manhattan-born and based Victor Kerlow’s
Everything Takes Forever is a collection of the cartoonist and illustrator’s ink-and-wash comics that blur the quotidian with the absurd. In Kerlow’s world tacos and toast have bodies and smoke, tiny men who can no longer copulate or consume sandwiches deal with existential angst, and dream logic pervades.

Kerlow has worked with a diverse range of clients including
The New Yorker, The New York Times, Fantagraphics, MTV, IFC Films, Random House, The Believer, Bloomberg, and many more. Kerlow also draws weekly illustrations for The Metro Diary in The New York Times.

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Broken Frontier

•Comic book website

“Victor Kerlow’s Everything Takes Forever, published by Koyama Press, is a collection of the Manhattan-situated artist’s splendidly peculiar and dreamlike comic strips. Characters with tacos for heads compete with the ultimate embodiment of mini-me for the title of oddest Kerlow creation in 60-odd pages of some of the most gloriously freaky comics it’s been my pleasure to be subjected to this year.”

High-Low

•Comics blog

“Bodies are both sexualized forms and sacks of meat in Kerlow’s cartoons; dreams range from the fantastic to the deadly dull; things that are horrific and transformations that are monstrous all carry a quotidian essence that makes them part of business as usual. That sense of understatement, above all else, is what makes these comics funny.”

The Comics Journal

•American comics magazine

“This collection is a smorgasbord of classic black-and-white comics with an ‘indy’ vibe – you’ll see some dates go awry, a man with a taco head being silly, and young guys getting a little too fresh with the police. But Victor doesn’t stop there – every once in a while, he’ll throw in a full page of ‘just drawing’. A pretty girl here, a pretty girl there, and of course, lots of little robots. Everything takes forever? Pshaw. More like ‘Victor … Kerlow Forever!’” – Tucker Stone