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Alec: The Years Have Pants (a Life-Size Omnibus)

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"Campbell is too humble a humorist not to mine his own occasional bouts of egotism for laughs, but his vast book also amply demonstrates how much of the outside world a sensitive, attentive consciousness can register and record — even when it sees little of that world beyond the daily round of work, leisure, family, and love." John Pistelli, Rain Taxi (Read the entire Rain Taxi review)

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For the first time ever, the pioneering autobiographical comics of master cartoonist Eddie Campbell (From Hell) are collected in a single volume!

Brilliantly observed and profoundly expressed, the ALEC stories present a version of Campbell's own life, filtered through the alter ego of "Alec MacGarry." Over many years, we witness Alec's (and Eddie's) progression "from beer to wine" — wild nights at the pub, existential despair, the hunt for love, the quest for art, becoming a "responsible breadwinner," feeling lost at his own movie premiere, and much more!

Eddie's outlandish fantasies and metafictional tricks convert life into art, while staying fully grounded in his own absurdity. This Life-Size Omnibus edition of ALEC includes all the stories from The King Canute Crowd, Three-Piece Suit, How to be an Artist, and After the Snooter, as well as the very early, out-of-print ALEC stories and a staggering amount of bonus material.

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"Witty and thoughtful ... a great and epic comic documentary novel like no other." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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"This impressive collection — a high-water mark in the graphic novel’s short history — confirms that no one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance." Booklist (starred review)

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"ALEC is magic, and even if I knew how all of it was done I'd be doing you a disservice if I pointed out the wires and mirrors. ... It is written by someone who obviously finds being alive an endless source of novelty and conundrum." Alan Moore

About the Author

Eddie Campbell is best known for his collaboration with Alan Moore on the epic graphic novel From Hell. He's also known for creating the irreverent and wine-soaked series Bacchus, which revives the Greek gods in a sprawling, unpredictable, and enormously entertaining thousand-page epic; and the award-winning autobiographical series Alec, which has earned him the reputation as one of the great raconteurs in the medium of comics. His other collaborations include The Birth Caul and Snakes & Ladders (also with Alan Moore), two moving and personal poems adapted into the comics form, and The Playwright (with Daren White), a dark comedy about the sex life of a celibate middle-aged man. Married and a father of three, Eddie writes and draws from his home in a quiet suburb of Queensland, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603090254
Author:
Campbell, Eddie
Publisher:
Top Shelf Productions
Subject:
General
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
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Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
638
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 x 2 in

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Product details 638 pages Top Shelf Productions - English 9781603090254 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Campbell is too humble a humorist not to mine his own occasional bouts of egotism for laughs, but his vast book also amply demonstrates how much of the outside world a sensitive, attentive consciousness can register and record — even when it sees little of that world beyond the daily round of work, leisure, family, and love." (Read the entire Rain Taxi review)
"Review" by , "Witty and thoughtful ... a great and epic comic documentary novel like no other." (starred review)
"Review" by , "This impressive collection — a high-water mark in the graphic novel’s short history — confirms that no one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance." (starred review)
"Review" by , "ALEC is magic, and even if I knew how all of it was done I'd be doing you a disservice if I pointed out the wires and mirrors. ... It is written by someone who obviously finds being alive an endless source of novelty and conundrum."
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