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A.L.I.E.E.E.N.: Archives of Lost Issues and Earthly Editions of Extraterrestrial Novelties

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Publisher Comments:

Beaten up, tattered, and weather worn, this volume has crossed through space to become the first extra-terrestrial comic book in print on earth. The language and even the alphabet are alien, but as human readers will soon discover, the themes and stories are universal. These interwoven stories and vignettes start out quite simply, but a darker, more complex side is gradually revealed as alien characters act out very human problems, from peer pressure to intolerance to the challenges of friendship. Beneath its apparently childlike and cartoony style, A.L.I.E.E.E.N. explores human nature, cruelty, and kindness with surprising depth and loads of humor.
 
A.L.I.E.E.E.N. is a nominee for the 2007 Eisner Awards for Best U.S. Edition of International Material and Best Writer/Artist - Humor.

Review:

"The latest offering from the prolific French cartooning sensation winkingly purports to be an extraterrestrial comic book found by the cartoonist while on vacation in the Catskills. Trondheim fills the stories with 'alien' dialogue, which naturally can be read without the help of any words, filled as they are with Trondheim's trademark silent comedy. Creatures stroll through psychedelic landscapes and have adventures in miniature. They are eaten, operated on and transformed, all in just a few short pages. Like a Pokmon story gone horribly, and hilariously, wrong, these cute little aliens are always being tortured or haplessly having their eyes poked out; one even floods an entire city with an endless stream of extra-dimensional poop. The artwork represents a departure for Trondheim, as its alien 'source' results in its appearing to be old: pages are yellowed, and subtle but gorgeous dot-screens fill in the lines. Adult comics aficionados who appreciate Trondheim's work will find this book quite enjoyable. Older children should also be amused by the violent but delightful whimsy found within." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

A phenomenally prolific and well-regarded artist and writer, Lewis Trondheim has published more than 35 books in the last ten years. He is one of the leading figures in French comics, and is a cofounder of the alternative publishing house L'Association. Hilarious and caustic, he has a huge international following.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596430952
Subtitle:
Archives of Lost Issues and Earthly Editions of Extraterrestrial Novelties
Publisher:
First Second
Author:
Trondheim, Lewis
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Science Fiction
Subject:
CGN004070
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Science Fiction/Action & Adventure
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060502
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.35 x 5.96 x 0.425 in
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

Related Subjects


Children's » Comics and Graphic Novels » General
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Alternative
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Science Fiction
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

A.L.I.E.E.E.N.: Archives of Lost Issues and Earthly Editions of Extraterrestrial Novelties
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Product details 96 pages First Second - English 9781596430952 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The latest offering from the prolific French cartooning sensation winkingly purports to be an extraterrestrial comic book found by the cartoonist while on vacation in the Catskills. Trondheim fills the stories with 'alien' dialogue, which naturally can be read without the help of any words, filled as they are with Trondheim's trademark silent comedy. Creatures stroll through psychedelic landscapes and have adventures in miniature. They are eaten, operated on and transformed, all in just a few short pages. Like a Pokmon story gone horribly, and hilariously, wrong, these cute little aliens are always being tortured or haplessly having their eyes poked out; one even floods an entire city with an endless stream of extra-dimensional poop. The artwork represents a departure for Trondheim, as its alien 'source' results in its appearing to be old: pages are yellowed, and subtle but gorgeous dot-screens fill in the lines. Adult comics aficionados who appreciate Trondheim's work will find this book quite enjoyable. Older children should also be amused by the violent but delightful whimsy found within." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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