Lost in The Fun Zone
8 × 4.6 inches
2 pantone colors offset
Lost in the Fun Zone is the long-awaited debut graphic novel from respected underground printmaker, animator, musician, and zinemaker Leif Goldberg. Transposing buddy and road film dynamics into the world of underground art comics, Goldberg adroitly balances absurdism with cultural snark and art history commentary to produce a book worthy of its name.
Leif Goldberg is a visual artist and musician living in Vermont. As a member of the highly influential art-collective Fort Thunder based in Providence, RI in the late 1990's and early 2000's, Goldberg is known for his bold screenprint work as well as experimental animation and contributions to the band Forcefield, who were part of the 2002 Whitney Biennial.
I think Leif Goldberg made Lost in the Fun Zone using automatic writing—after absorbing all art of the twentieth century and comics from the past forty years. How else do you get Dubuffet, synthetic cubism, Garfield, Italian Futurism, Luis Buñuel, and Gary Panter in a story about two cats traveling a digressive and banal path to nowhere? It's boldly weird. Goldberg has hijacked the comics form, for its benefit and ours.
— Nicole Rudick, Managing Editor at The Paris Review
With precision timing and an unmistakable line, Leif Goldberg has been making funny cartoons for two decades. Lost in the Fun Zone is a casually brilliant and hilarious animal and vegetable tale that asks the big questions about beer, dreams, waste and mops. It is also a meditation on friendship, person-hood, art, comics, and the mechanics of this very blurb. It is very, very fulfilling.
— Dan Nadel