J.T. Dockery's DESPAIR, vol. 1
is a forty eight page comic
book in glorious black and
white, weighing in at 9 by 12
inches, with special guests
"sharing the despair,"
Julia
Gfrorer, end papers design,
and
Chris Wright, back up
short story, "Samelcar,"
co-published by
Institute 193,
2013.

The interior work by Doc
includes the lead story,
"
THISEATSITSELF," and 10
adaptations into comics form
of Stephen Crane's poems from
1890s, "
The Black Riders and
Other Lines."

The book is
15 dollars,
POSTAGE INCLUDED, in the U.S.


SOLD OUT

however, the Institute still
has some copies via their
online store:
Institute 193

J.T. DOCKERY’S DESPAIR #1 is my favorite comic book of 2013, and you all need it now, immediately,
right now. Real comics.
Dane Martin

Dockery's comics are a sort of cross between Robert Crumb and Chester Gould by way of HP Lovecraft...a
probing, curious intellect evident in his work...a matter of fact surreality present...where the
grotesque and bizarre frequently have sexual overtones as true surreality does...a strict kind of
dream logic to be found...with a set of rules that aren't always easy to discern but are present
nonetheless...a pitch-black sense of humor...on each page, where the laughs are usually unsettling in
nature...The first volume of the winkingly-titled Despair is Dockery's best work to date.
Rob Clough

This is a Book of Proclamation. It is a Sentence boasted in Skin, Bourbon and That Feel felt when low
but born anew in the dark fires.
Brine Manley

Uncompromised, unyielding and vision-struck.
Bob Levin