4CP Friday
By: Annie Nocenti | Categories: Comics, Spectacles

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of 4CP, HiLobrow invited guest curators to assemble themed comic-book-detail galleries from 4CP’s collection. Click here to see all galleries.

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THEME: MONSTERS
CURATOR: ANNIE NOCENTI

I love monsters. When I was a kid I used to sneak peaks at my dad’s Monster medical textbook. Back then “monster” was a clinical term in physiology.

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I have a special weakness for monsters that glimpse their own monstrosity, even if for just a moment…

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… for monsters with a flicker of regret…

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…for those that don’t know they’re monsters…

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…for monstrous thoughts about to become deed…

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…for the monster in all of us.

Years later, my dad claimed that he never had a monster book.

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SIMILAR HILOBROW SERIES: CHESS MATCH — a gallery | FILE X — a gallery | KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM — 25 Jack Kirby panels | SECRET PANEL —Silver Age comics’ double entendres | SKRULLICISM | CURATED: 4CP FTW by John Hilgart | FANCHILD by Adam McGovern

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Annie Nocenti is a journalist and screenwriter. She shot two films in Baluchistan, taught film in Haiti, and currently does bootcamp filmmaking workshops.