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Fante Bukowski

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Noah Van Sciver’s graphic novella drops in on the life of the self-styled, aspiring young writer, Fante Bukowski, as he delusively seeks literary fame and fortune, one drink at a time. Living in a cheap hotel, consorting with the debased and downtrodden, searching for that golden idea that will rocket him to the success he yearns for as the great American novelist, and to get respect from his father once and for all. But, there’s just one problem: Fante Bukowski has no talent for writing.

This novella from emerging talent Van Sciver is another unique character study (along with Spring’s Saint Cole and 2012’s The Hypo) that mines the author’s interest in pathos and the human condition. 

Pages:
80
Colors:
full color
Format:
Softcover
Dimensions:
4.25" x 6.75"
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-851-9
Year:
2015

PLEASE NOTE: in print means this title has been published, it may be temporarily out of stock at our warehouse. Please call to check availability if this is a rush order.

Noah Van Sciver’s graphic novella drops in on the life of the self-styled, aspiring young writer, Fante Bukowski, as he delusively seeks literary fame and fortune, one drink at a time. Living in a cheap hotel, consorting with the debased and downtrodden, searching for that golden idea that will rocket him to the success he yearns for as the great American novelist, and to get respect from his father once and for all. But, there’s just one problem: Fante Bukowski has no talent for writing.

This novella from emerging talent Van Sciver is another unique character study (along with Spring’s Saint Cole and 2012’s The Hypo) that mines the author’s interest in pathos and the human condition. 

The Fante Bukowski Trilogy

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Aspiring young writer Fante Bukowski lives in a flophouse, drinks cheap beer at seedy bars, and pecks away at his typewriter, trying to write the next great American novel. There’s just one problem: he has no talent for writing. But that won't stop him from pursuing his lofty goals, meeting along the way pretentious poets, snobby literary agents, and fellow budding novelist Audrey Catron.

With an ear for hilarious dialogue and no end of grist for the mill, cartoonist Noah Van Sciver’s pointed skewering of literary pretention and fatuous “mansplainers” has garnered multiple Eisner Awards nominations and made Bukowski more popular than he could have ever hoped.

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“At its deepest, Fante Bukowski stands as a commentary on hordes of recognition-hungry artists with nothing to say, but as a straight parody, Fante Bukowski is hilarious enough to summon tears.” — Paste Magazine

“Rising star Van Sciver once again skewers the self-important male figure, in this case a terrible writer who fancies himself a great novelist and pushes himself onto everyone.” — Publishers Weekly

"Van Sciver has established himself as a thoughtful cartoonist with a talent for exploring the complexities of the human condition with a pointed sense of humor, and Fante Bukowski Two highlights the combination of desperation and foolhardiness that makes this character an especially compelling trainwreck." — A.V. Club

 

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