Cecil And Jordan In New York (Paperback)Gabrielle Bell (author)
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Praise for Everything is Flammable
"Gabrielle Bell is able to create, with simple art and storytelling, the complexities of what are supposed to be life's 'simple' moments with hilarious honesty and- fair warning-delicious cringe." --Patton Oswalt
"Few cartoonists can match Bell's eye for evocative details." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Gabrielle Bell's acclaimed collection explores a spectrum of human experience that ranges from the quotidian to the fantastical while always maintaining reliability. The characters of these stories, represented with a spare line, are deeply compelling, even in the finest minutiae of their struggles and triumphs. Culled from numerous anthologies, Cecil & Jordan in New York collects the best of Bell's short stories and solidifies her place among today's top cartoonists. This new softcover edition includes additional hard-to-find material not previously included in the original edition.
Gabrielle Bell's work has been selected several times for Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and has been featured in McSweeney's, The Believer, Bookforum, and Vice magazines. Her story, "Cecil and Jordan In New York," was turned into a film by Michel Gondry. The Voyeurs was named one of the best Graphic Novels of the year by Publishers Weekly. Bell's most recent book, Everything is Flammable, was on multiple best of 2017 lists, including Kirkus Reviews, Entertainment Weekly, and Publishers Weekly's Critics Poll. Gabrielle Bell currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Publisher: Uncivilized Books
Number of pages: 142
Dimensions: 241 x 178 mm
A provocative, moving, and darkly funny book that seems almost worth the crises that it chronicles."--Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW
"Bell writes and draws stories with deep humanity, and, impressively, that humanity--painful, awkward, and uncertain--is her own. [ Everything is Flammable ] spans a year and follows Bell as she travels to and from her mother's home in rural Northern California, navigating the guilt she feels as an absent daughter and the anxiety she feels in trying to care for her independent mother. Bell's self-awareness and observations never result in tidy epiphanies; the book's strips open out into one another, accumulating without resolution. She is also always funny, and her distinct blocky hatching style gives warmth to every panel. The ineffable quality is that she makes all this look easy."--Nicole Rudick, The Paris Review
"Gabrielle Bell is able to create, with simple art and storytelling, the complexities of what are supposed to be life's 'simple' moments with hilarious honesty and--fair warning--delicious cringe."--Patton Oswalt
"Everything is Flammable is sometimes frightening, sometimes funny, sometimes incredibly sad, and always deeply engrossing. The center of Everything is Flammable is Bell's complicated relationship with her complicated mother-a person who lives a lot farther off the grid than most people's mothers. But there are many other characters in this book, and we want to know about all of the them. Bell is an acute and compassionate observer of her fellow humans." --Roz Chast, author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant
"No one but Gabrielle Bell can so quietly traverse a single raw nerve for 160 pages. Just brilliant." --Tom Hart, author of Rosalie Lightening: A Graphic Memoir
"Some of today's most sharp yet subtle vignettes of 20-something urban ennui."--Dazed & Confused
"[Bell's Stories] capture tiny moments in life that make you reflect on yours."--Giant Robot
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