Rise and Fall: A Concertina of Life. By Micah Lidberg. Nobrow Press, 2010. 10pp., illustrated throughout, 8,8x5,4" (folds out to 53"/136cm).
" 'Rise and Fall: A Concertina of Life' is Micah Lidberg’s first book and debut collaboration with Nobrow Press.
The beautiful concertina book folds out to a stunning 136 cm panorama detailing the demise of some of our planet’s most dominant and long standing occupants only to be replaced by another group of breastfeeding placental creatures that would come to reign over the globe millions of years later.
Micah’s seamless use of line and adeptness with a limited colour palette recalls the intricate patterns of traditional Japanese kimono design and the murals of 1930s New York Deco in a book that is really more of a work of art, to be coveted and cherished. The nature of the concertina book also means that it is easily displayed on your mantelpiece or shelving unit, and printed on heavy card stock, it will stand the test of time.
Micah Lidberg is a young artist living and working in New Jersey.
Having worked for the likes of the New York Times, Nylon magazine and Orion Books, he is also an avid storyteller and has produced a series of self published zines and comic books."