Every week we pile our rubbish out on the pavement. We go to work and when we return it's gone. Like magic!
The reality is anything but, of course. Trashed, Derf Backderf's follow-up to the critically acclaimed, award-winning national bestseller My Friend Dahmer, is a working man's epic. An ode to the crap job of all crap jobs-but anyone who has ever been trapped in a soul-sucking gig can relate to this tale. Trashed takes place after Derf graduates high school, when he and his childhood pals find themselves working as garbagemen in their Midwestern hometown. Together they clean the streets of pile after pile of stinking garbage, overcoming the unique difficulties of each season and battling small-town bureaucrats and nuisances, all while trying to decide what they want to do with their lives.
Interspersed are non-fiction pages that detail the history of trash, the staggering volume of garbage that is produced every day, the nuts and bolts of how our trash is disposed of beyond curbside recycling and what happens to it once it's removed from our houses, our streets and our office buildings.
Inspired by Derf's own experiences, Trashed (like My Friend Dahmer) is a hilarious, stomach-churning, in-depth examination of this vast, unknown world, taking readers to a place they have never been before, in a way that only Derf, and comics, can.
The definitive graphic novel adaptation of Dune , the groundbreaking science-fiction classic by Frank Herbert Dune , Frank Herbert''s epic science-fiction masterpiece set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar society, tells the story of Paul Atreides as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism, and politics, Dune is a powerful, fanstastical tale that takes an unprecedented look into our universe, and is transformed by the graphic novel format. Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson''s adaptation retains the integrity of the original novel, and Raul Allen and Patricia Martin''s magnificent illustrations, along with cover art by Bill Sienkiewicz, bring the book to life for a new generation of readers.
A look at the culture and fanaticism of book lovers, from beloved New York Times illustrator Grant Snider It''s no secret, but we are judged by our bookshelves. We learn to read at an early age, and as we grow older we shed our beloved books for new ones. But some of us surround ourselves with books. We collect them, decorate with them, are inspired by them, and treat our books as sacred objects. In this lighthearted collection of one- and two-page comics, writer-artist Grant Snider explores bookishness in all its forms, and the love of writing and reading, building on the beloved literary comics featured on his website, Incidental Comics. With a striking package including a die-cut cover, I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf is the perfect gift for bookworms of all ages.
My Friend Dahmer is the hauntingly original graphic novel by Derf Backderf, the award winning political cartoonist. In these pages, Backderf tries to make sense of Jeffery Dahmer, the future serial killer with whom he shared classrooms, hallways, libraries and car rides. What emerges is a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a young man struggling helplessly against the urges, some ghastly, bubbling up from the deep recesses of his psyche. The Dahmer recounted here, although universally regarded as an inhumane monster, is a lonely oddball who, in reality, is all too human. A shy kid sucked inexorably into madness while the adults in his life fail him. The crimes Dahmer committed are incredibly depraved, infamous and unforgettable, but in My Friend Dahmer, Backderf provides profound insight into how, and more important, why Jeffery Dahmer transformed from a high school loner into the most depraved serial killer since Jack the Ripper, coming as close as anyone yet has to explaining the seemingly unexplainable phenomenon of Jeffery Dahmer.
Throughout his 25-year career, alternative cartoonist/screenwriter Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. In the late 1980s his groundbreaking comic book series Eightball defined indie culture with wit, venom, and even a little sympathy. With each successive graphic novel (Ghost World, David Boring, Ice Haven, Wilson, Mister Wonderful ), Clowes has been praised for his emotionally compelling narratives that reimagine the ways that stories can be told in comics. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist is the first monograph on this award-winning, New York Times-bestselling creator, compiled with his complete cooperation. It includes all of Clowes's best-known illustrations as well as rare and previously unpublished work, all reproduced from the original art, and also includes essays by noted contributors such as designer Chip Kidd and illustrator Chris Ware.
Since Tintin first appeared in 1929, he has captivated generations of children and adults alike. Millions followed Tintins journeys from the wilds of the Congo to the streets of Prague, Moscow, and New York. Published in 2013, Tintin: The Art of Hergé attracted Tintin fans everywhere by offering insight into this iconic character, with incredible access to original sources from the Hergé Museum in Belgium. Illustrated by images of this unparalleled collection, Tintin: The Art of Hergé provides a rare glimpse into Tintin and Hergés world. Previously unpublished drawings depict how the beloved characters were created and offer fresh commentary. Now, this popular book is available in paperback at an appealing price point.
Timed for the 25th anniversary of the comic strip Mutts , The Art of Nothing celebrates the work of author and illustrator Patrick McDonnell Mooch, the curious cat, and Earl, the ever-trusting dog, are just two of the characters who inhabit the world of Mutts . In The Art of Nothing : 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell , the award-winning author and illustrator''s beloved comic strip is celebrated as well as his bestselling children''s classics, including Me . . . Jane, The Gift of Nothing, South, Just Like Heaven, Hug Time, and Wag! , all shot from the original art. Also included are rare and never-before-seen artwork, proposals, outtakes, and developmental work, along with autobiographical commentary, a brand-new, career-spanning interview conducted by artist Lynda Barry, and an introduction by Eckhart Tolle ( The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life''s Purpose ).
GROWING MARKET: The market for LGBTQ+ is expanding, moving from a niche selection to an large and inclusive library of graphic novels for all ages.HIGH-PROFILE CREATORS: Writer Grace Ellis achieved acclaim for her young adult series The Lumberjanes, which won the Eisner Award for Best New Series and Best Publication for Teens in 2015. The artist, Hannah Templar, has a large audience with trade comics readers.SUCCESSFUL GENRE: This graphic novel sits on the cross-section of creative nonfiction, historical fiction, and LGBTQ+ novels, all of which have been popular with readers, as seen by the success of titles such as My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics, 2017), Fun Home (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), and They Called Us Enemy (Top Shelf, 2019).POPULAR THEMES: Dealing with LGBTQ+ identity and coming out, Flung Out of Space also speaks to the universal struggle around the creative process of being an artist.UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE: Flung Out of Space is a queer portrait of a complicated figure. This is not just a love story, but a detailed and fully rounded portrait of desire and creative struggle.
Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium Octavia E. Butler''s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler''s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Butler''s most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre-Civil War South. As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana''s own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him. Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, there are over 500,000 copies of Kindred in print. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere. Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers.
An exclusive visual history of the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, featuring original interviews, concept art, and behind-the-scenes photos from the studio's first decade.
The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the first book to give fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from the release of Iron Man (2008) through Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). A lavish two-volume set, the book reveals the production history of Marvel's first 23 theatrical films (Phases I, II, III, and IV) through exclusive interviews and never-before-seen on-set photography. Along the way, it tells the story of how a comic book company's film production arm came to create an interconnected universe of storytelling-and how it became one of the most beloved and successful movie studios in Hollywood in the process.
Featuring archival materials, concept art, film stills, memorabilia from cast and crew, and rare promotional art, these volumes will take fans on a journey through Marvel Studios' creative challenges, breakthroughs, and successes of the past decade. These visuals are joined by exclusive interviews with key producers, studio heads, and core cast members such as Kevin Feige, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, and more. The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is will be an essential collectible and keepsake for fans-a tribute to and chronicle of how the Marvel Cinematic Universe was brought to life.
Tells the story of a young boy and his relationship with his father. This work covers the period from the 1939 New York World's Fair to the last Apollo space mission in 1975.
Presents a history of the Smurfs franchise, from its creation by comic artist Peyo to the popular cartoons, films, and merchandise, and describes the characters' worldwide appeal.