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Disquiet

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Featuring over a dozen literary comic shorts by acclaimed cartoonist Noah Van Sciver. Whether in his fiction (Fante Bukowski) or nonfiction (The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln), Van Sciver has carved a niche as a keen observer of the human condition, exploring the decisions people make that make, break, and define them. Disquiet showcases the best of his short work, including: “The Death Of Elijah Lovejoy,” the story of the midwestern abolitionist in the 1830s who published a radical newspaper that denounced slavery and provoked local mobs to destroy his printing presses; “The Lizard Who Laughed,” a painfully dysfunctional reunion between an absent father and his adult son; and “Punks V. Lizards,” an anarchic and darkly comic piece of absurdity that blends Quadrophenia with Jurassic Park. As writer/musician Robin Edwards (Lisa Prank) notes in her introduction, “The stories in this book run all over the place … What comes through is wholeheartedly Noah: anxious and funny and depressed and weird and brilliant.”

Pages:
128
Colors:
full color
Format:
Softcover
Dimensions:
7" x 10"
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-928-8
Year:
2016

“Wonderfully well planned and brilliantly visualized, whether in black and white or distinctively dark-toned color, Van Sciver’s stories are very substantial works of mainstream-fiction-related, nonautobiographical comics. Not to be missed.”  Booklist

[Van Sciver's stories] recall the sensation of lying in bed while someone spins you a story, true or not. They may be disquieting, but they’re weirdly comforting, too.” Paste Magazine

Van Sciver’s cartooning is observant and gestural, and his use of different media, including watercolor and dry ink brush over Rapidograph, give the book a bouncy variety. — Publishers Weekly

“Van Sciver’s work is immediately recognisable due to the way he draws his characters, and the characters he chooses to draw. The drama in his work often comes from writing about out-of-luck protagonists, and this collection is no exception ... We see them scraping by, renting rooms, revisiting the past or trying to leave for a new future. They do this on intricate, detailed pages with little negative space, making the most of his ability to draw interesting backgrounds ... This is a great chance to catch up on some of his shorter work in a particularly lovely edition.” — The Quietus

 

Featuring over a dozen literary comic shorts by acclaimed cartoonist Noah Van Sciver. Whether in his fiction (Fante Bukowski) or nonfiction (The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln), Van Sciver has carved a niche as a keen observer of the human condition, exploring the decisions people make that make, break, and define them. Disquiet showcases the best of his short work, including: “The Death Of Elijah Lovejoy,” the story of the midwestern abolitionist in the 1830s who published a radical newspaper that denounced slavery and provoked local mobs to destroy his printing presses; “The Lizard Who Laughed,” a painfully dysfunctional reunion between an absent father and his adult son; and “Punks V. Lizards,” an anarchic and darkly comic piece of absurdity that blends Quadrophenia with Jurassic Park. As writer/musician Robin Edwards (Lisa Prank) notes in her introduction, “The stories in this book run all over the place … What comes through is wholeheartedly Noah: anxious and funny and depressed and weird and brilliant.”

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