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Suddenly Silver: Celebrating 25 Years of For Better or For Worse
Lynn Johnston - 2004
"They talk and can be heard in conversation-with you, with each other......... They allow you to be a part of their world inasmuch as you have asked them to be a part of yours."That sentiment also applies to the millions of faithful For Better or For Worse fans who follow the popular family strip each day. Suddenly Silver celebrates that decades-old relationship between creator, characters, and readers.Millions of readers share a daily relationship with Lynn Johnston and her cartoon family, the Pattersons. Suddenly Silver: Celebrating 25 Years of For Better or For Worse allows these faithful friends-and new readers, too-to honor that long association through a one-of-a-kind collection of strips that also includes Johnston's musings about her real life and how it's reflected in one of the cartooning world's most beloved and followed families.Suddenly Silver is divided into three sections using cartoons from the strip's early, middle, and more recent years. This insightful structure enables readers to revisit favorite earlier strips and to watch the development of storylines and the growth of characters over the years. Throughout it all, readers will find the same focus on everyday family life humorously portrayed through the good and the not-so-good days. All the cherished characters are present, including parents Elly and John, their children and grandchild, Grandpa Jim, and of course the dogs.Johnston's thoughts about them, their individual development, and their familial evolution makes Suddenly Silver particularly captivating. As Lynn describes her work, readers get to share in the Pattersons' rendition of real life through the heartwarming, the humorous, the tragic, and the triumphant. This book, like the cartoon it honors, will make readers smile while emphasizing what's important in life.For Better or For Worse: What a run! What a celebration! What a future to look forward to!
The Ninth Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack
Jim Davis - 1998
GARFIELD always rises to the challenge--and so do the pounds! So whether he's cleaning his plate (and John's plate, and the neighbors' plates), prodding Odie to fetch an oncoming train, or celebrating his one-millionth meal of the day, GARFIELD's the cat that just doesn't stop--eating, that is!
Lobo's Back's Back!
Keith Giffen - 1992
In the darkly humorous LOBO'S BACK BACK, Lobo is killed over and over again by one of his quarries but is refused entrance to both Heaven and Hell. As a result, the Main Man finds himself reincarnated in various forms, among them a woman and a squirrel. Furious but unfazed by his less than appealing new identities, the bounty hunter continues his mission.
The Tick: The Complete Edlund
Ben Edlund - 2008
All 12 issues of Ben Edlund's original classic comic book series are collected in The Tick: The Complete Edlund, plus as a bonus the 13th Pseudo-Tick, "what-might-have-been" final issue! Extra materials include the first Tick story from the NEC Newsletter, rarely-seen backup stories, pin-ups, and original commentary by Edlund!
The Birth Caul
Alan Moore - 1999
Synopsis: Alan (Watchmen, V for Vendetta) Moore and Eddie (Bacchus, Alec) Campbell, the creators of the award-winning From Hell, collaborate again on a stunning work exploring the uncertain glamour of memory, the shamanism of a milk-soft childhood and the unending synchronicity of history.
Sempe: Everything is Complicated
Jean-Jacques Sempé - 1963
Sempe has created a world above and beyond specific cultural and political references, a world all of his own, one populated by long-faced, aquiline-nosed depressives - psychoanalysts, housewives, and concert pianists."
Empowered Unchained Volume 1
Adam Warren - 2015
With every Empowered Special collected under one vast roof, Empowered Unchained sprays a searing shrapnel salvo of scintillating superhero satire, written by the almighty Adam Warren and illustrated by comicdom's most talented and feared makers of pictures heroic! Featuring graverobbing supervillains! Broom-swinging vigilantes! Slutty cyberangels! Animal crimebots! Boozy ninja! Angry spaceships! And more! And more! AND MORE!
The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski
Noah Van Sciver - 2020
Van Sciver has created a scathing, hilarious, and empathetic character study of a self-styled author determined that he's just one more poem (or drink) away from success.This expanded edition includes a foreword by novelist Ryan Boudinot (Blueprints of the Afterlife), a facsimile reproduction of Bukowski's literary debut, 6 Poems (thought lost to time in the wake of a motel fire that destroyed the entire original print run), a "Works Cited" section, and a selection of "visual tributes" by over two dozen cartoonists including Nina Bunjevac, Simon Hanselmann, Jesse Jacobs, Ed Piskor, Leslie Stein, and others.