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Nuts

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In this thematically and narratively linked series of one-page stories originally published in the National Lampoon’'s “Funny Pages” section throughout the 1970s, the master of the macabre eschewed his usual ghouls, vampires, and end-of-the-world scenarios for a wry, pointed look at growing up normal in the real, yet endlessly weird world.

Watch as our stoic, hunting-cap-wearing protagonist (known only as “The Kid”) copes with illness, disappointment, strange old relatives, the disappointment of Christmas, life-threatening escapades, death, school, the awfulness of camp, and much more — all delineated in Wilson’s roly-poly, sensual, delicately hatched line.

“This hardcover edition reprints every single “Nuts” story from the Lampoon, rescuing over two dozen pages from oblivion, with a critical essay about the strip by Fantagraphics Publisher Gary Groth.

If you don’t remember what it was like being a child, this book will bring it all back — for good or for ill!

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Colors:
black & white with some color
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
8" x 8"
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-454-2

Press Highlights:

"Gahan Wilson'’s Nuts is the best, most clear-eyed explanation of and memoir about childhood I’'ve ever read. Small, cramped, perfect drawings that show children as they are —— explorers without a map or a book of instructions in the land of mad giants." —Neil Gaiman

"Gahan Wilson is the poster child for disenfranchised children." –— Guillermo del Toro

"The all-time greatest comic strip about what it is to be a child, ever. Insightful, hilarious, poignant and dripping truth from every panel, Nuts is, was, and ever will be in my pantheon of most life-altering reads. Beautifully drawn and essential to any library of cartoon books." —– Bob Fingerman

   

In this thematically and narratively linked series of one-page stories originally published in the National Lampoon’'s “Funny Pages” section throughout the 1970s, the master of the macabre eschewed his usual ghouls, vampires, and end-of-the-world scenarios for a wry, pointed look at growing up normal in the real, yet endlessly weird world.

Watch as our stoic, hunting-cap-wearing protagonist (known only as “The Kid”) copes with illness, disappointment, strange old relatives, the disappointment of Christmas, life-threatening escapades, death, school, the awfulness of camp, and much more — all delineated in Wilson’s roly-poly, sensual, delicately hatched line.

“This hardcover edition reprints every single “Nuts” story from the Lampoon, rescuing over two dozen pages from oblivion, with a critical essay about the strip by Fantagraphics Publisher Gary Groth.

If you don’t remember what it was like being a child, this book will bring it all back — for good or for ill!

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