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Fear of Comics

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Publisher Comments:

From Gilbert Hernandez, the acclaimed co-creator of , comes , a collection of short stories penned with Beto's signature surrealistic and often experimental style (along with good doses of sex and humor!). A number of seemingly absurd stories in can be read as existential dialogues between Hernandez's ego and id, including "Peripeteia," featuring a woman and her anthropomorphic jack-in-the-box, Bolo Cereal, both of whom are attended to by miniature, flying "love gremlins." The two debate the existence of God amidst the gremlins, who serve as living embodiments of their faith, ebbing and flowing in the light of their masters' consciousness. spotlights the full range of Hernandez's talent. Other stories include "All With a Big Hello," "Roy," "Heroin," "Glorified Magnified," "She Sleeps With Anybody But Me," and "Shout Ramirez and Her Very Best Friend, Dinky," which includes an appearance by the aforementioned love gremlins. One of the last stories, "Abraxas," curiously blends elements from earlier, seemingly unrelated stories, with characters from "Spirit of the Thing" visited by ten-story-high versions of the love gremlins. collects for the first time the very best of Hernandez's short fiction from the pages of his comic book series, and 8 covers, as well as stories from , rare stories, and a piece from the #1!

Synopsis:

An ambitious, fascinating collection of Beto's comics at their most experimental, plus archival strips never before collected. Surreal fantasy, blackout shorts, a return to the wild sci-fi of earlier years and more.

Synopsis:

From the acclaimed creator of 'Love and Rockets', comes this wonderful collection of short stories.

Synopsis:

From space aliens to Frida Kahlo, little-known Catholic saints to urban violence, dystopian science-fiction to a documentary about the iron lung, all peppered witty meditations on love, sex, and death, Fear of Comics is an existential showcase of Gilbert Hernandez's dazzling stylistic virtuosity, magic realist and dada sensibilities and the inexhaustible limits of the cartoonist's arsenal.

About the Author

Gilbert Hernandez lives in Las Vegas, NV, with his wife and daughter. He is co-creator of the long-running, award-winning, and critically acclaimed series Love and Rockets. His books include Chance in Hell, The Troublemakers, Luba, Palomar, Speak of the Devil, Sloth, The High Soft Lisp, Love from the Shadows, Girl Crazy, Yeah!, and many books in the Love and Rockets series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560974116
Author:
Hernandez, Gilbert
Publisher:
Fantagraphics
Location:
Seattle, WA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Copyright:
Series:
Love and Rockets
Series Volume:
no. 35A
Publication Date:
20001201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
112 pages of black-and-white comics
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
11 x 7.6 x 0.3 in 0.825 lb

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Product details 112 pages Fantagraphics Books - English 9781560974116 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An ambitious, fascinating collection of Beto's comics at their most experimental, plus archival strips never before collected. Surreal fantasy, blackout shorts, a return to the wild sci-fi of earlier years and more.
"Synopsis" by , From the acclaimed creator of 'Love and Rockets', comes this wonderful collection of short stories.
"Synopsis" by , From space aliens to Frida Kahlo, little-known Catholic saints to urban violence, dystopian science-fiction to a documentary about the iron lung, all peppered witty meditations on love, sex, and death, Fear of Comics is an existential showcase of Gilbert Hernandez's dazzling stylistic virtuosity, magic realist and dada sensibilities and the inexhaustible limits of the cartoonist's arsenal.
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