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99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style (Paperback)
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99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 06/07/2006
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A series of engrossing one page comics that tells the same story ninety nine different ways Matt Madden's 99 Ways to Tell a Story is a series of one-page comics that tell the same story in a variety of ways Inspired by Raymond Queneau's 1947 work of the same title, which told a simple story in ninety-nine different styles and genres - haiku, sonnet, book jacket blurb - Madden does the same but in different styles of comics - Marvel superhero, R. Crumb, Herge, even as a map or the Bayeux Tapestry. Or he uses varying points of view, visual and verbal parodies, even radical reshuffling of the elements of the story. The result is funny, inspiring, and genuinely clever. `Delightful, intriguing and compelling. 99 Ways to Tell a Story is a zany masterpiece that reads like a convergence of Robert Louis Stevenson, Italo Calvino and Action Comics' Harry Mathews

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224079259
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 611 g
Dimensions: 230 x 195 x 24 mm


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"Pure formalist fun from one of American comics' most inventive minds, 99 Ways to Tell a Story is a smart and funny exploration of comics' many layers" -- Scott McLoud, author of Understanding Comics
"Delightful, intriguing and compelling. 99 Ways to Tell a Story is a zany masterpiece that reads like a convergence of Robert Louis Stevenson, Italo Calvino and Action Comics" -- Harry Mathews

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