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Acme Novelty Library (Paperback)
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Acme Novelty Library (Paperback)

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Paperback 108 Pages / Published: 15/09/2005
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What would happen if William Faulkner, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Eugene O'Neill drew masterful strips for their Sunday comics pages? Frankly, we'll never know. But, in the meantime, we'll have "The Acme Novelty Library" and its eye-tearingly beautiful depictions of longing, despair, melancholy, disappointment, bleakness, lethargy, abandonment, and relentless parental cruelty. Not since Tosca has such utter emotional collapse been so ravishingly depicted. All of Ware's extraordinary cast of characters are here: Jimmy Corrigan, the put-upon sad sack of the space age in "Tales of Tomorrow", Rocket Sam, Quimby the Mouse, the Super-man, Sparky the cat, Big Tex, and introducing...Rusty Brown - the world's most pathetic over-grown adolescent toy collector and the star of Ware's next magnum opus (which won't be finished for years). Also included are Ware's trademark ingenious make-it-yourself paper toys, including: Rocket Sam's rocket ship, a Victorian 'library' cabinet, and an actual, working stereopticon picture movie viewer!

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224077026
Number of pages: 108
Weight: 1160 g
Dimensions: 235 x 387 x 15 mm

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“A true labour of love and a valuable work of art.”

Bloody hell! This isn’t your usual comic that provides entertainment or escapism. This is an alternative comic, an art comic, a muse on the human condition, a work of pictorial philosophy, and an unkind mirror for our... More

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