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Noah Van Sciver

Fante Bukowski Two

On sale date: May 16, 2017

Van Sciver's sequel continues to gleefully skewer literary pretension.

This graphic novella catches up with aspiring young writer Fante Bukowski one year later; he's attempting to establish himself in a new city's literary scene, self-publishing his first zine, and coming to terms with his feelings for an old friend. Fante Bukowski yearns for success as the great American novelist, and to get respect from his father once and for all. But, there's just one problem: he still has no talent for writing.

Fante Bukowski Two is part of the Fante Bukowski series.
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"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." — The A.V. Club

"The take-no-prisoners satire ends up being surprisingly sweet, and Van Sciver's depictions of Cleveland offer a romanticism that might even align with how Bukowski sees his surroundings." — Publishers Weekly — Starred Review

"Fante Bukowski Two is Noah Van Sciver's funniest work by far, littered with deadpan humour. ... Van Sciver just continues to get better and better — you need this book." — The Quietus


Paperback / Softback
6" × 9"