Plassein is a collection of short stories, told through a series of sequential drawings that intertwine to create unsettling, dissonant dreamscapes. The stories observe the forms and textures of the built world and trace their strange, melancholic entanglements.
Set out like a storyboard for a speculative film, with a single frame per page, the images accumulate into fleeting scenes and shifting narratives at once familiar and otherworldly.
About the author
Joji Koyama is a filmmaker, animator and graphic artist. His short films and animations have screened internationally. In 2015 he published his first book of short visual stories Plassein, and an illustrated colouring book Elsewhere, for Penguin books. He is currently working on a film in collaboration with musician and songwriter Tujiko Noriko. www.jojikoyama.com
“A wonderful, wordless visual ride..” —Creative Review
“..an incredible breadth of drawing and narrative pacing..” —It’s Nice That
“Rich in geometries, shades and textures, the drawings of Plassein build fluidly a strange, melancholic, dreamlike narration.” —Mincho Magazine
552 pages full colour offset
Softcover with dust jacket
13.5 × 18.5 cm
First edition 2015
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