Rex Libris - The Big Book of Rex.
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The astonishing story of the incomparable Rex Libris, Head Librarian at Middleton Public Library, and his unending struggle against the forces of ignorance and darkness. Rex travels to the farthest reaches of the galaxy in search of overdue books.
Written and Illustrated by James Turner, The Big Book of Rex collects all of the stories published in the Rex Libris comic book series published by SLG Publishing.
"In essence, what I think James Turner set out to do with this book was to give us something that was almost totally unique, and to my mind, he absolutely succeeded...I really haven't seen a book so refreshingly unique in a long, long time, and it's put a big smile on my face ever since I finished reading it.
Matthew Bylsma, Cellar Door
"If for some reason I went destitute and could only afford to buy one comic book this month, Rex Libris would be it. Action, humour, history, absurdity, metaphysics, hyper-stylized art - what's not to like? If you've been looking for something different, well, this is different. But it's also pretty damn good."
Graig Kent, CHUD Review
Turner is doing fantastic work here, and it零 a shame that so many of the substandard books from DC and Marvel will grab the attention while Rex Libris so clearly deserves it more."
JP, Chickity China
Follow the story of Rex Libris, the tough-as-nails Head Librarian at Middleton Public Library, and his unending struggle against the forces of darkness. Wearing his distinctive, super-thick bottle glasses and armed with an arsenal of powerful weapons, he strikes fear into recalcitrant borrowers, and can take on virtually any foe, from loitering zombies to fleeing alien warlords who refuse to pay their late fees. Nowhere is beyond his reach, thanks to the use of teleportation crystals (powered with pseudo-science) capable of instantly transporting Rex to the farthest corners of the universe. Even the occasional infestation of rogue, public domain literary characters in the library are dispatched with aplomb. With fists of steel and mind as sharp as a tack, Rex is a true guardian of knowledge, foe of the foolish, defender of the Dewey Decimal System, and the best hope for the future of civilization.
About the Author
James Turner has been working as a freelance illustrator and art director for years and years, since even before there was Twitter.
Over the course of his career, including an earlier life in multimedia, he has worked for a wide array of clients, including The Wall Street Journal, Elle, WIRED Magazine, IBM, BASF, The Milken Institute Review, ING, TD Bank, In Character, Reader's Digest, The Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, Popular Science, Red Herring Magazine, MacWorld, and dozens of other exceptional and remarkable publications he can't remember.
In 2005 he wrote and illustrated Nil: A Land Beyond Belief. He followed that up with a quarterly comic book about a butt-kicking librarian. Next was Warlord of Io, a sci-fi epic following a kid emperor who just wanted to be a rock star. He's high-concept all the way.
Humble and modest to a fault, James rarely waves about the awards he has won in front of guests to his home. He spends his time drinking coffee, loitering in art galleries and other public buildings, and writing wild and outlandish bios
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