In January of 2000 cartoonist Josh Simmons began drawing an oddball comics story about a young woman on a surreal homestead full of fantastical and menacing beasts. The 30-year-old Simmons has been drawing a panel of Jessica Farm every month for eight years, and he intends to continue at that pace for the next 42. Fantagraphics Books publishes the 96-page first volume of the story this week, although if you want to read the complete tale at once you can always wait until the 600-page omnibus is published in 2050.
Today on the Comics Page, we’re proud to present an exclusive excerpt from Jessica Farm, by Josh Simmons. Volume One is in stores this week from Fantagraphics Books.
Jessica Farm, by Josh Simmons
What happens next? Check out Jessica Farm, Volume One, in stores this week from Fantagraphics Books.