Animals Guide to Suicide, Vol.0

From the depths of Jenu Castillo’s cauldron of sketchbooks, Fifth Planet Press is delighted to present her first graphic novel, Animals’ Guide to Suicide, a comic tragedy as told thru the voices of an unlikely cast of characters. This introductory volume touches on alternative lifestyles, depression, class conflict, band and bar life, survival and existential conflict

Through a cunningly macabre blend of apathy and honesty, Animals’ Guide to Suicide lends a paradoxical perspective on the strain of truth in everyone’s lives: sometimes its awkward, difficult yet ridiculously laughable. Castello describes her work as a “collection of animals that are depressed alcoholics who are heartbroken.”

Jenu plays music around Atlanta with the sunset sounds of Sioux City Sue and witch-wave band Black Lodge. Bandmate Adam Bruneau is an editor on the project.

The Animals’ Guide to Suicide contains “strikingly progressive design elements” according to Atlanta critical arts site BURNAWAY.org and is a recommended new title by Small Press Distribution. Her work is highly anticipated.

 

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ISBN: 978-1880885201

PRICE: $20

PAPERBACK:184 pages

Fifth Planet is an independent publisher that supports the art outlets of musicians. Almost all of the authors, artists, illustrators, and designers are artists that are musicians, too, the most of wretched of ‘em all.  Over the years, the press has evolved from poetry, to fiction, literary annuals, a multi-media novel, an e-book, an ongoing book arts experiment, and an inaugural collection of illustrated absurdities by Jenu Castillo.Fifth Planet is an independent publisher that supports the art outlets of musicians. Almost all the authors, artists, illustrators, and designers are artists that are musicians, too, the most wretched of em all. Over the years, the press has evolved from poetry, to fiction, literary annuals, a multi-media novel, an e-book, an ongoing book arts experiment, and an inaugural collection of illustrated absurdities by Jenu Castillo.