PROWL CAR by Chris Reynolds. Another world to investigate!
moved on to doing photo-comics in a big way.
Chris: Yes, I've been interested in
films since the days of Super 8. I tried various
experiments with Super 8 and I'm finding the same interest in doing
photo-comics. The images can have the same kind of blurred,
crushed-black, old-world feel as old movies, and – due to the
nature of these stories which are about dreams and buildings and
environments – I have not found it necessary to always put characters
pictures. The characters and their interactions live in the captions,
in the manner of a traditional text-only story or novel.
Federico: That sounds
an interesting development.
Chris: It is,
particularly for me and the kind of storytelling that I'm interested
in. Also, the photographic images create a kind of relentless
verisimilitude which means I can go quite a long way
into abstraction with the words while the images provide an anchor to
the real world.
Prowl Car: Utopia:
for inner space...
It's time to leave your old path and find someone new to follow. (Kindle
Car: Secret Agents!
A whole Government Department goes missing. What has become of
the new I.R.C. anti-crime unit?
(Prowl Car Secret Agents JT
at the Jenny in
(Prowl Car: Secret Agents
in paperback only)
Electronic Arts of the Prowl Car!
of islands, dreams of clouds, dreams of pigs and kidneys, dreams of
birds, dreams of closure, dreams of bat-light, dreams of loss, dreams
of enchantment, dreams of vans, dreams of eyes, dreams of ships and
canals, dreams of high places, and dreams of Massive Savings on Loose
Food! (eBook only)
Prowl Car Files:
Prowl Car circles the world
looking for dreams – and then it finds them!
Secluded memories of the past emerge into the day as we drive. It's a
mystery as deep as anything you have ever seen – and as inexplicable.
Real photo stories from cartoonist Chris Reynolds of Mauretania Comics
... The Prowl Car Files!
Strangely-empty streets are filled with life at the Prowl Car Academy
Our course at Prowl Car Academy begins with a departure for “Scalene.”
“Get Out of the Cab” loses interest in taxis ... then what's this we
see “Through Trees?” It can just about be described as a “Hill.” Our
fifth story is “The Third,” then we are taught how to read between the
“Lines.” There is a mystery of “Two” before “Wings” make us free. They
lose patience with us in “Next.” Why their training methods are now
“Wrong.” A shadow on the face of the world in “The Framework of Cups.”
leads to a “Short Cut” in learning. We have an idea that might or might
not be great in “The Landscape of Air” before a filming day in
“Newcastle.” “Wakey,” Don't fall asleep in class! Looking for “Moon
Queen and The Bee.” Adventures in artwork in “Actaeon.” We see
charitable impulses at work in “Bikes.” Then it's some kind of
political thriller, right there in the daytime, in “Rougier.” We see
the “Best” life, and finally we come upon the “Secret!” Mature work
from cartoonist Chris Reynolds. (paperback only)
Prowl Car: Power And Control
All-new stories all about dreams and the
future! In “The Power of Dreams” we feel the sense of a shape. Explore
a real prophecy in “Get Ready For Lindy-Lee.” “No Shocks” has a way to
avoid sudden grief. Find forgiveness in “Giant Waterfalls.” There's no
chance you will, but “Don't Call Me Yesterday.” We consider our
position in ”More Stories.” In “The Golden Age” we remember an old
tale. “Not Taken” meets the limits of agreement. “Fumph” feels the air
in the summer. We revisit the renowned geometricist in “Doctor
Scalene.” In “Time To Forget” we remember something. “Among Cemetery
fields” we find … love? In “Universal Expansion” we shrink. On the
“Prowl Bus” we waste too much time on a memory. In “Snowmen” we catch
up with the aliens. “Sirens” takes us deep into the country. In “Stones
of the Supermen” we explore the trees. Say hello to “A Little Bit of
Goodbye.” We sense the atmosphere of “Heavy Traffic.” The “Sea Drain”
exposes our wealth. We wig-out in “Hands.” “The Covered Way” takes us
to London. Who really controls the world in “Apart”? Their final case
in “Cinema Detectives.” Things are nested in “Lies.” Find out how you
fit in ... in “The Different Conformities.” Leave the house now in “The
Stew.” It's lunch in the rain in “Human.” Discover Doctor Scalene's new
invention in “Spinner.” Scalene continues in “Bricks Without Straw.”
Find out what is “Stronger Than Magic.” Experience “Liquid Light.” Take
a little trip to the “Top of the Town.” And finally, meet “The Control
Men.” (paperback only)
The PROWL CAR
roams the streets
Is this reality or is it a dream? We
explore an area of southern England during the start of the Coronavirus
epidemic of 2020. We explore the streets and we explore our own minds
and memories. Who knows what we’ll see next from the windows of the
PROWL CAR ? (paperback only)
NOW - Prowl Car International !
Car International - Kuala Lumpur
The Prowl Car visits Malaysia! A digest of Twenty-Eight Prowl
Car stories, many completely re-imagined for Kuala Lumpur. We are the
28: “Power of Dreams,” “No Shocks,” “Not Taken,” “Human,” “Heavy
Traffic,” “Giant Waterfalls,” “They Control Us,” “Liquid Light,”
“Hands,” “The Framework of Cups,” “New Land,” “Old Trees,” “Dream Car,”
“Tell Him,” “Memories,” “Old World,” “New Growth,” “Real Wife,” “Run
Home,” “Bequest,” “Pulse,” “Spinner,” “Stronger than Magic,” “The
Tree,” “Time to Forget,” “Top of the Town,” “Through Trees,” and
“Wings.” Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala
Lumpur. World Book Capital 2020. (paperback only)
Prowl Car D.M.I.C. Delhi-Mumbai
Industrial Corridor. Ghost Ship
“Prowl Car D.M.I.C. Delhi-Mumbai
Industrial Corridor. Ghost Ship”
Dream stories from Prowl Car International
Prowl Car Museum!
KCRW radio interview with author Chris Reynolds
KCRW radio Podcast
Chris Reynolds speaks with novelist and
critic Ed Park
about it! -
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