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Toys in the Basement

Details for this: Book
Author: Stéphane Blanquet
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11.25"
Colors: full color
Year: 2010
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-402-3
Additional Details: original French title: Chocottes au sous-sol!

Price: $14.99

 


Order this book together with The Littlest Pirate King by David B. for a great discounted price! Click here to order.

With appearances in such anthologies as Zero Zero, Blab! and Kramer's Ergot, Stéphane Blanquet has been delighting and terrifying American readers with his superslick, ultradetailed creepiness.

So it makes perfect sense that his first graphic novel to be published in the U.S. would be... a children's book? Yes indeed.

Our hero, attending a Halloween party in an embarrassing pink bunny costume (he wanted to be a pirate) stumbles across a secret underground society of damaged, forgotten, and pissed-off toys in the basement of his friend's house — including the terrifying Amelia, a towering sentient assemblage of broken toy parts out for revenge!

Imagine Toy Story as reimagined by David Lynch and Charles Burns and you'll have a good idea of what this story is like. And yes, it is for kids!

Read Kim Thompson's informative Editor's Notes for this book!

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"A warped mash-up of Toy Story and Where the Wild Things Are… The bright colors, jagged panels and irregular lettering make for a hallucinogenic experience, as if you're lurching through a lurid nightmare during an intense fever." – Eleanor Goodman, Bizarre



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