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In and out with Dick and Jane: A Loving Parodyby Ross MacDonald
Synopses & Reviews
Ross MacDonald, the award-winning illustrator, and James Victore, the celebrated graphic designer, have gotten together to create a parody featuring the classic kids' book characters Dick and Jane. This time around, though, our straitlaced protagonists are venturing into some rather dark, twisted, and bawdy places. The images are perfectly rendered in warm, nostalgic shades, and the tone of the text is sweet and simple, but the content leans toward sex, drugs, and violence, with healthy doses of innuendo. To top it off, this laugh-out-loud satire is situated inside a handsome, imitation-cloth volume resembling an old-fashioned kids' book.
Presents a parody of the Dick and Jane children's stories.
About the Author
Ross MacDonald is a contributing editor of Virginia Quarterly Review and a contributing artist for Vanity Fair. His award-winning illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, and Rolling Stone. He was also the subject of a one-man retrospective at the New York Times.
James Victore is an independent graphic designer based in New York City whose clients include Moët & Chandon, Target, Amnesty International, the Shakespeare Project, the New York Times, and MTV. He has won an Emmy for television animation, and gold and silver medals from the New York Art Directors Club.
Table of Contents
Our neighborhood — Our town — A day at school — After school — A day at the fair — A visit to the country.
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