"In Tongues Illustrated is a paper product that, like toilet
paper and the Bible, belongs in every home. Buy it and dig it
or continue on your dreary way to the mass grave of mediocrity."
In Tongues Illustrated is a fifty page,
oversized (11" by 13"), graphic novel meets
art book in a signed, numbered, and limited
edition of 250 copies, printed on high
quality paper (offset, with a cover that's
offset/letterpress by artist Ben Durham) and
bound Chicago style. The first ten copies
are, in addition, lettered A-J and feature
original drawings on the final page.
There are only 2 remaining copies of In
Tongues Illustrated in the regular limited
edition, and 3 remaining with the
lettered/numbered edition with bound in
prices negotiable; inquire directly via email
to jtdock at gmail dot com.
"The verbal/pictorial chum is of amputated limbs, bald, hollow-eyed,
naked men, tentacled, gun-toting amorphous shapes, and quotes from
Homer, Luke, Epimenides of Knossos, and Ludlul bel nemeqi. Such
juxtapositions explode order rather than lead to it. The drawing is
impenetrably crosshatched. Its blacks and blacks and more blacks
hammer into one’s mind and guts. It is a recitation without uplift —
a score card of defeats. Tethers have run out. Only dead ends
remain. Smoke has denoted fire and fire burns to ash."--author Bob
Levin, The Comics Journal
"I wouldn't try to find a plot if I were you – there is plot
(multiple and various), and you can hold on to it for a couple pages
or so, but then the channel changes and you're on to someone else's
story. There's a femme fatale, a bumbling super-hero, a cut-throat
gang, freak shows, a lost hand, fishnet stockings, mutants, Italian
food, historical nonfiction, lots and lots of cigarettes, a stable
of not-so-super heroes, booze, knives, guns, pollution, aliens...
Oh, and I think there's also a love story in there somewhere."--
artist Alex Brooks, "Art From the Fringes," Chevy Chaser magazine
"I see this dude who looks like a young R. Crumb and talks like Tom
Waits if Tom Waits was from Kentucky... And this dude is from
Kentucky... And he's got this huge book that looks really crazy
called In Tongues Illustrated... and the artwork is mezmerizing like
it's the backwoods basterd child of a psychedlic Richard Sala and a
countrified Rory Hayes."--artist Tom Neely, "F#%kin' J.T. Dockery,"
And thanks to Tom, In Tongues Illustrated was included in the
Daily Cross Hatch's "Best Damn Comics of 2009" as well as The
Beat's Annual Year End Survey as Tom's answer to "the biggest
story in comics in 2009."