Adam Green: Subcultural Karate Turtles

Adam Green: Subcultural Karate Turtles

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Author/Contributor(s): Green, Adam ; Green, Yasmin ; Frank, Joey ; Bayne, Tom ; Goodshank, Toby
Publisher: Pioneer Works Press
Date: 01/04/2022
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

A graphic-novel parody of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the author of War and Paradise

A satirical graphic novel by artist, musician, creative polymath and Moldy Peaches founder Adam Green (born 1981), Subcultural Karate Turtles is a parody of the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. Green reimagines the turtles as subcultural artists who must battle the mainstream to determine the future of art. Set in an intergalactic Kabuki theater, the book is a play inside of a comic book. Against the backdrop of childhood iconography, the psychedelic dialogue functions as a critique of cultural theory.

In 2019, Green published War and Paradise, a graphic novel about the clash of humans with machines, the meeting of spirituality with singularity and the bidirectional relationship between life and the afterlife. Subcultural Karate Turtles continues Green's brilliant elaborations of the psychedelic and the satirical, the political and the spiritual.