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Publisher Comments:

The creator of 2008’s acclaimed graphic novel The Lagoon — named to many annual critics’ lists including Publishers Weekly and USA Today’s Pop Candy — is back with a stunningly designed and packaged collection of some of the most poetic and confident short fiction being produced in comics today. Carré’s elegant short stories read like the gothic, family narratives of Flannery O’Connor or Carson McCullers, but told visually. Poetic rhythms — a coin flip, a circling ferris wheel — are punctuated by elements of melancholy fantasy pushed forward by character-driven, naturalistic dialogue. The stories in Heads Or Tails display a virtuosic breadth of visual styles and color palettes, each in perfect service of the story, and range from experimental one-pagers to short masterpieces like “The Thing About Madeline” (featured in The Best American Comics 2008), to graphic novellas like “The Carnival” (featured in David Sedaris’ and Dave Eggers’ 2010 Best American Nonrequired Reading, originally published in MOME).

Review:

"Carre, author of The Lagoon, has a new collection out, a scrapbook of strange and beautiful stories. Dark and surreal moments fill most of these pages. A soap saleswoman is slowly forced out of her routine and her life by a mysterious doppelgänger. An opinionated professional flower arrangement judge survives a car accident only to lose his critical compass. And an entire city awakens to a sound that everyone interprets differently. Carre's visual exploration and experimentation also work wonders for her stories, as she switches between styles and colors with each story. Her willingness to try anything is evident in one short comic that echoes the structure of Cloud Atlas's stories within stories within stories, and showcases Carre's ability to tell intricate and meaningful narratives in the course of a just a few pages. Her tales are also close studies of people brushing up and pushing past one another, struggling to connect. In the course of many of these, Carre investigates how we are lonely and the many futile ways we attempt to connect and hold on. Some are stronger than others, but each one is a weird, lovely gift." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

This is an anthology of short comics fiction, previously appearing in books such as Best American Nonrequired Reading.

Synopsis:

This is an award-winning, one-woman anthology of short comics fiction, which previously appeared in books such as .

Synopsis:

The comics collected in display a virtuosic breadth of visual styles and color palettes, each in perfect service to the story; they range from experimental one-pagers to masterpieces like "The Thing About Madeline" (featured in ), to novellas like "The Carnival" (featured in David Sedaris' and Dave Eggers' 2010 ). Carré's elegant stories read like the gothic family narratives of Flannery O'Connor or Carson McCullers. Poetic rhythms--a coin flip, a circling Ferris wheel--are punctuated by elements of melancholic fantasy, and are pushed forward by character-driven, naturalistic dialogue.

Synopsis:

The creator of 2008’s acclaimed graphic novel The Lagoon — named to many annual critics’ lists including Publishers Weekly and USA Today’s Pop Candy — is back with a stunningly designed and packaged collection of some of the most poetic and confident short fiction being produced in comics today. Carré’s elegant short stories read like the gothic, family narratives of Flannery O’Connor or Carson McCullers, but told visually. Poetic rhythms — a coin flip, a circling ferris wheel — are punctuated by elements of melancholy fantasy pushed forward by character-driven, naturalistic dialogue. The stories in Heads Or Tails display a virtuosic breadth of visual styles and color palettes, each in perfect service of the story, and range from experimental one-pagers to short masterpieces like “The Thing About Madeline” (featured in The Best American Comics 2008), to graphic novellas like “The Carnival” (featured in David Sedaris’ and Dave Eggers’ 2010 Best American Nonrequired Reading, originally published in MOME).

About the Author

Lilli Carré was born in 1983 in Los Angeles and currently lives and works in Chicago, making animations, illustrations, and comics. Her animated films have shown in various festivals in the US and abroad, including the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and her art is exhibited in museums. Visit her at lillicarre.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606995976
Author:
Carre, Lilli
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Author:
Carre, LILLI
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Anthologies
Publication Date:
20150131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full color
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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Product details 200 pages Fantagraphics Books - English 9781606995976 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Carre, author of The Lagoon, has a new collection out, a scrapbook of strange and beautiful stories. Dark and surreal moments fill most of these pages. A soap saleswoman is slowly forced out of her routine and her life by a mysterious doppelgänger. An opinionated professional flower arrangement judge survives a car accident only to lose his critical compass. And an entire city awakens to a sound that everyone interprets differently. Carre's visual exploration and experimentation also work wonders for her stories, as she switches between styles and colors with each story. Her willingness to try anything is evident in one short comic that echoes the structure of Cloud Atlas's stories within stories within stories, and showcases Carre's ability to tell intricate and meaningful narratives in the course of a just a few pages. Her tales are also close studies of people brushing up and pushing past one another, struggling to connect. In the course of many of these, Carre investigates how we are lonely and the many futile ways we attempt to connect and hold on. Some are stronger than others, but each one is a weird, lovely gift." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , This is an anthology of short comics fiction, previously appearing in books such as Best American Nonrequired Reading.
"Synopsis" by , This is an award-winning, one-woman anthology of short comics fiction, which previously appeared in books such as .
"Synopsis" by , The comics collected in display a virtuosic breadth of visual styles and color palettes, each in perfect service to the story; they range from experimental one-pagers to masterpieces like "The Thing About Madeline" (featured in ), to novellas like "The Carnival" (featured in David Sedaris' and Dave Eggers' 2010 ). Carré's elegant stories read like the gothic family narratives of Flannery O'Connor or Carson McCullers. Poetic rhythms--a coin flip, a circling Ferris wheel--are punctuated by elements of melancholic fantasy, and are pushed forward by character-driven, naturalistic dialogue.
"Synopsis" by , The creator of 2008’s acclaimed graphic novel The Lagoon — named to many annual critics’ lists including Publishers Weekly and USA Today’s Pop Candy — is back with a stunningly designed and packaged collection of some of the most poetic and confident short fiction being produced in comics today. Carré’s elegant short stories read like the gothic, family narratives of Flannery O’Connor or Carson McCullers, but told visually. Poetic rhythms — a coin flip, a circling ferris wheel — are punctuated by elements of melancholy fantasy pushed forward by character-driven, naturalistic dialogue. The stories in Heads Or Tails display a virtuosic breadth of visual styles and color palettes, each in perfect service of the story, and range from experimental one-pagers to short masterpieces like “The Thing About Madeline” (featured in The Best American Comics 2008), to graphic novellas like “The Carnival” (featured in David Sedaris’ and Dave Eggers’ 2010 Best American Nonrequired Reading, originally published in MOME).
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