The author reflects on the comics form and its influence on his life and art as he traces his evolution from comics-obsessed boy to a neurotic adult exploring the effects of his parents' memories of Auschwitz on his own son.
The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel
In a mid-twenty-first-century nation devastated by civil war, botanist professor Paulie Panther researches a strange plant at the high school of an experimental forest town and discovers its telepathic properties, a finding that singles him out as a brash individualist in a community of conformists.
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran--a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.
Collects a two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.
"Chicken with Plums is a feast you'll devour." -- Newsweek Acclaimed graphic artist Marjane Satrapi brings what has become her signature humor and insight, her keen eye and ear, to the heartrending story of a celebrated Iranian musician who gives up his life for music and love. When Nasser Ali Khan, the author's great-uncle, discovers that his beloved instrument is irreparably damaged, he takes to his bed, renouncing the world and all its pleasures. Over the course of the week that follows, we are treated to vivid scenes of his encounters with family and friends, flashbacks to his childhood, and flash-forwards to his children's future. And as the pieces of his story fall into place, we begin to understand the breadth of his decision to let go of life. The poignant story of one man, it is also stunningly universal--a luminous tale of life and death, and the courage and passion both require of us.
When Doug wakes up not knowing where he is, his beloved, and possibly dead, cat Inky climbs through a hole in the wall and beckons him to follow, marking the beginning of a mysterious journey through fractured, but apparently related, realities.
The rabbi's talking cat joins the rabbi's cousins, Malka of the Lions and the sheik, as well as a misplaced Russian painter and a young reporter named Tintin, on a fantastic journey into the heart of Africa in search of an African Jerusalem, in a second humorous collection of adventures that take him to Algiers and across Africa in the 1930s. 25,000 first printing.
The creator of Jimmy Corrigan presents a collection of both new and previously published material featuring such colorful characters as Jimmy Corrigan, Rocket Sam, Quimby the mouse, the Super-man, Sparky the cat, Big Tex, and Rusty Brown, a young suburban Chicago outcast and toy collector. 50,000 first printing.
A true graphic milestone: the epic trilogy that began with X'ed Out, continued in The Hive, and concluded in Sugar Skull --now in one volume. The long strange trip of Doug in all its mind-bending, heartbreaking totality. The fragments of the past collide with the reality of the present, nightmarish dreams evolve into an even more dreadful reality, and when you finally find out where all of this has been going, and what it means . . . it will make you go right back to the first page and read it all again with new eyes. Just like Doug. (With full-color illustrations throughout)
Gaining the ability to speak after swallowing a parakeet, the rabbi's cat uses his newfound talent to tell lies, the consequences of which lead to being banned from contact with the rabbi's daughter and an education in the Torah.
Celebrates the talents of DC Comics artist Alex Ross in a collection of his drawings, never-before-seen sketches, limited edition prints, and other artwork, all reproduced in full color, accompanied by a study of Ross's creative process, a new Superman-Batman story, and a new Robin origin story. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Offers reproductions of more than five hundred comic strips, pieces from sketchbooks, early prototype drawings for "Peanuts," and selections from Schulz's first cartoon feature, accompanied by commentary on the cartoonist's life and art.
Your company wants you to be loyal. You should feel luckyyes'>#8211;after all, your job is a privilege (think of all those who would like to have it). And you know (despite what youyes'>#8217;ve read about Enron and WorldCom) that management has your best interests at heart. Your goal is to devote yourself to the pursuit of corporate profit, make your company number one, and reap the benefits of its success.Or is there something else you want to do with your life?Bonjour Laziness dares to ask whether you really have a stake in the corporate sweepstakes, whether professional mobility is anything but an opiate. It shows you how to become impervious to manipulation and escape the implacable law of usefulness. In short, this book explains why it is in your best interest to work as little as possible.From the Trade Paperback edition.