Robert Pasternak (NAK) is a virtuoso of the sequential art form. An adept panelologist and painstaking craftsman. Despite a loyal and attentive following, awareness of his work is limited. In many ways, what may appear to be a constraint is part of the NAK mystery and lore. The abstract comics medium is highly complex and only vaguely understood. For NAK, it’s merely a brushstroke. Yet, to define this artwork as abstract could be considered derivative. To the observer, NAK is ocular candy. Psychedelic sensuality.
Delve into the NAK experience, an explorative expedition contained in this first published volume of his work. This creative journey will compositionally challenge and cerebrally stretch the current understanding of comics.
“Robert Pasternak is a Winnipeg treasure and a truly independent voice. I’ve been in awe of his talent, virtuosity, and immense production. Long live Pasternak!”– Cliff Eyland
“There is so much here for the reader willing to engage with Pasternak and his playfulness. It is also an incredibly beautiful book which only adds to its appeal. It is impossible to pick up this book and not know that you are experiencing a work of art.”– Prairie Fire Magazine
“Fabulous images from a fabulous artist. Mind? Blown!”– Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night
“It is impossible to pick up this book and not know that you are experiencing a work of art.”– Dr. Ryan J. Cox for Prairie Fire Magazine
1994 Winner.– Aurora Award in Canadian Scifi Art
Shortlisted.– Manitoba Book Award - Manuela Dias Award for general illustration