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I Love Led Zeppelin: Panty-Dropping Comics

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

I Love Led Zeppelin is a long-awaited collection of strips created for several alternative newsweeklies and magazines over the last several years by the Harvey and Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Ellen Forney. Her strips are characterized by bold, sensual brushstrokes and striking images of powerful, butt-kicking women. While most of the stories sprang from Forney's own inspiration, some are collaborations with such luminaries as comedian Margaret Cho, novelist (and Al Gore's daughter) Kristin Gore, writer and editor Dan Savage, and Camille Paglia.

Several of Forney's strips fall into the "How-To" category, although this is not your standard advice column fare: topics range from the practical ("How to Tip Your Server") to the whimsical ("How to Twirl Your Tassles In Opposite Directions") to the fascinating but hopefully never-needed ("How to Sew On an Amputated Finger").

Other strips include "The Final Soundtrack," a death fantasy involving blood, glamour, and Led Zeppelin; "How to Smoke Pot and Stay Out of Jail"; "How to Talk About Drugs With Your Kid"; "How to Fuck a Woman With Your Hands"; "How to Be a Fabulous Fag Hag" (an illustrated interview with Margaret Cho); "Seattle's Erotic Landmarks";and "Memories of Love," a graphic tour of Courtney Love's rise and fall of celebritydom.

Review:

"Following up her Harvey and Eisner-nominated collection Monkey Food with this impressive collection, Forney captures in a few bold, clear strokes of her pen essential parts of her life and those of the people around her. Though these comics have no overarching theme, they fit together seamlessly to form a portrait of some of the joys of alternative lifestyles. The first section is a collection of 'how-to' comics, on everything from folding Old Glory at a military funeral to smoking pot without serving time. The how-tos are both humorous and oddly informative, as in diagrams of how to sew on an amputated finger. Forney follows these eclectic but engrossing pages with longer comics, many drawing on interviews. She collaborates with a few well-known names (Margaret Cho, Dan Savage), but Forney's exuberance always acts as a filter to bring the emotion into sharp relief. Some of the most memorable comics are simple exercises in line and form, like 'Trapeze,' a wordless but graceful view of a woman on a trapeze, armpit hair and all. I Love Led Zeppelin shows Forney's versatility in narrative and artistic style, but more than anything else shows her natural talent as a storyteller." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"I Love Led Zeppelin is a beautiful book, but it has a sneaky beauty. Amid the post-punk attitudes, the hints of sadomasochism and wry looks on characters' faces, Forney offers real laughter and deep glimpses of the human." The Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Forney composes big, beautiful scenes, sometimes sketching whole narratives in a single panorama." The Stranger (Seattle)

Review:

"Forney's tales are sweet and funny ones, told with liberating frankness and dork-positive humanity." The Austin Chronicle

Review:

"Forney's line work is so graceful, bold and supple it's hard not to feel like you're ogling it....Her work is bristling with badass attitude, but every page she draws reveals her compassionate interest in other people's minds." Salon

Review:

"Ellen Forney's hilarious, exuberant, powerful, voluptuous drawings are a frickin' force of nature." Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

Synopsis:

2007 Eisner Award nominee, Best Reality-Based Work: the long-awaited collection of strips, characterized by bold, sensual brushstrokes and striking images of powerful, butt-kicking women. Forney's collaborators range from her Grandma Florence to comedian Margaret Cho.

Synopsis:

I Love Led Zeppelin is a long-awaited collection of strips by the Harvey and Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Ellen Forney. This book includes full-page comics published in prestigious weeklies such as the L.A. Weekly and Seattle's The Stranger, as well as the leading feminist magazine Bust, and the Oxford American. Her strips are characterized by bold, sensual brushstrokes and striking images of powerful, butt-kicking women. While most of the stories sprang from Forney's own inspiration, some are collaborations with such luminaries as comedian Margaret Cho, novelist (and Al Gore's daughter) Kristin Gore, writer and editor Dan Savage, writers David Schmader and Tamara Paris, Forney's beloved Grandma Florence, and Camille Paglia. Several of Forney's strips fall into the "How-To" category, although this is not your standard advice column fare: topics range from the practical ("How to Tip Your Server") to the whimsical ("How to Twirl Your Tassles in Opposite Directions") to the fascinating but hopefully never-needed ("How to Sew On an Amputated Finger"). Other strips include "The Final Soundtrack," a death fantasy involving blood, glamour, and Led Zeppelin; "How to Smoke Pot and Stay Out of Jail"; "How to Talk About Drugs with Your Kid"; "How to Fuck a Woman with Your Hands"; "How to Be a Fabulous Fag Hag" (an illustrated interview with Margaret Cho); "Seattle's Erotic Landmarks"; and "Memories of Love," a graphic tour of Courtney Love's rise and fall of celebritydom.

About the Author

Ellen Forney is the author of a solo comic book, Tomato, and has contributed to many other publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560977308
Author:
Forney, Ellen
Publisher:
Fantagraphics
Introduction by:
Alexie, Sherman
Introduction:
Alexie, Sherman
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Caricatures and cartoons
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Wit and humor in art.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
12 x 9.1 x 0.4 in 1.12 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Following up her Harvey and Eisner-nominated collection Monkey Food with this impressive collection, Forney captures in a few bold, clear strokes of her pen essential parts of her life and those of the people around her. Though these comics have no overarching theme, they fit together seamlessly to form a portrait of some of the joys of alternative lifestyles. The first section is a collection of 'how-to' comics, on everything from folding Old Glory at a military funeral to smoking pot without serving time. The how-tos are both humorous and oddly informative, as in diagrams of how to sew on an amputated finger. Forney follows these eclectic but engrossing pages with longer comics, many drawing on interviews. She collaborates with a few well-known names (Margaret Cho, Dan Savage), but Forney's exuberance always acts as a filter to bring the emotion into sharp relief. Some of the most memorable comics are simple exercises in line and form, like 'Trapeze,' a wordless but graceful view of a woman on a trapeze, armpit hair and all. I Love Led Zeppelin shows Forney's versatility in narrative and artistic style, but more than anything else shows her natural talent as a storyteller." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "I Love Led Zeppelin is a beautiful book, but it has a sneaky beauty. Amid the post-punk attitudes, the hints of sadomasochism and wry looks on characters' faces, Forney offers real laughter and deep glimpses of the human."
"Review" by , "Forney composes big, beautiful scenes, sometimes sketching whole narratives in a single panorama."
"Review" by , "Forney's tales are sweet and funny ones, told with liberating frankness and dork-positive humanity."
"Review" by , "Forney's line work is so graceful, bold and supple it's hard not to feel like you're ogling it....Her work is bristling with badass attitude, but every page she draws reveals her compassionate interest in other people's minds."
"Review" by , "Ellen Forney's hilarious, exuberant, powerful, voluptuous drawings are a frickin' force of nature."
"Synopsis" by , 2007 Eisner Award nominee, Best Reality-Based Work: the long-awaited collection of strips, characterized by bold, sensual brushstrokes and striking images of powerful, butt-kicking women. Forney's collaborators range from her Grandma Florence to comedian Margaret Cho.
"Synopsis" by , I Love Led Zeppelin is a long-awaited collection of strips by the Harvey and Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Ellen Forney. This book includes full-page comics published in prestigious weeklies such as the L.A. Weekly and Seattle's The Stranger, as well as the leading feminist magazine Bust, and the Oxford American. Her strips are characterized by bold, sensual brushstrokes and striking images of powerful, butt-kicking women. While most of the stories sprang from Forney's own inspiration, some are collaborations with such luminaries as comedian Margaret Cho, novelist (and Al Gore's daughter) Kristin Gore, writer and editor Dan Savage, writers David Schmader and Tamara Paris, Forney's beloved Grandma Florence, and Camille Paglia. Several of Forney's strips fall into the "How-To" category, although this is not your standard advice column fare: topics range from the practical ("How to Tip Your Server") to the whimsical ("How to Twirl Your Tassles in Opposite Directions") to the fascinating but hopefully never-needed ("How to Sew On an Amputated Finger"). Other strips include "The Final Soundtrack," a death fantasy involving blood, glamour, and Led Zeppelin; "How to Smoke Pot and Stay Out of Jail"; "How to Talk About Drugs with Your Kid"; "How to Fuck a Woman with Your Hands"; "How to Be a Fabulous Fag Hag" (an illustrated interview with Margaret Cho); "Seattle's Erotic Landmarks"; and "Memories of Love," a graphic tour of Courtney Love's rise and fall of celebritydom.
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