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Unlovable: The Complete Collection

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Publisher Comments:

Loosely based on a teenager"s diary from the 1980s found in a gas-station bathroom, Unlovableis the remarkable story of Tammy Pierce, as filtered through the pen of Los Angeles artist Esther Pearl Watson. This second and concluding volume picks up where the first volume left off (winter break) and finishes Tammy"s tragicomic sophomore year of high school in 1985.

Tammy has built a devoted following over the last several years in the pages of BUSTmagazine, where Unlovablecontinues to be serialized on the magazine"s back page, and this beautifully produced, day-glo orange and sparkly pink hardcover presents over 400 pages of her sometimes ordinary, sometimes humiliating, often poignant and always hilarious exploits. Her hopes, dreams, agonies and defeats are brought to vivid, comedic life by Watson"s lovingly grotesque drawings, filled with all the "80s essentials'"too much mascara, leg warmers with heels and huge hair, etc.'"as well as timeless teen concerns like acne, dandruff, and the opposite sex (or same sex, in some cases).

Unlovableis about the rawness of trying to figure out who you are in a very public and humiliating way. Unlovable addresses these mysteries of adolescence through Tammy"s naivet; girls and women in particular will find much that resonates, but men will also relate to Unlovable"s universal humor and wide cast of characters.

In the epic saga that is Unlovable, Tammy finds herself dealing with: tampons, teasing, crushes, The Smiths, tube socks, facial hair, lice, celibacy, fantasy dream proms, gym showers, skid marks, a secret admirer, prank calls, backstabbers, winter ball, barfing, narcs, breakdancing, hot wheels, glamour shots, roller coasters, Halloween costumes, boogers, boys, boy crazy feelings, biker babes, and even some butt cracks. Tammy"s life isn"t pretty, but it is endlessly charming and hilarious. Unlovablewill be handsomely packaged in an irresistibly girly hardcover that would make Tammy proud.

Synopsis:

The complete collection of a modern classic!

Synopsis:

'The complete collection of a modern classic!\n

'

Synopsis:

'The sequel to 2009\"s critical smash.\n

'

Synopsis:

A soon-to-be teen classic: loosely based on a teenager’s diary from the 1980s found in a gas-station bathroom, Unlovabledetails the sometimes ordinary, sometimes humiliating, often poignant and frequently hilarious exploits of underdog Tammy Pierce. This remarkably touching and funny graphic novel tells the first-person account of Tammy’s sophomore year in 1985, from the first day of school to winter break. Her hopes, dreams, agonies and defeats are brought to vivid, comedic life by Watson’s lovingly grotesque drawings, filled with all the eighties essentials—too much mascara, leg warmers with heels and huge hair—as well as timeless teen concerns like acne, dandruff, and the opposite sex (or same sex, in some cases).

In the epic saga that is Unlovable, Tammy finds herself dealing with: tampons, teasing, crushes, The Smiths, tube socks, facial hair, lice, celibacy, fantasy dream proms, gym showers, skid marks, a secret admirer, prank calls, backstabbers, winter ball, barfing, narcs, breakdancing, hot wheels, glamour shots, roller coasters, Halloween costumes, boogers, boys, boy crazy feelings, biker babes, and even some butt cracks. Tammy’s life isn’t pretty, but it is endlessly charming and hilarious.

Originally serialized in Bustmagazine, Unlovableincludes over 100 new pages created just for this edition, which is handsomely packaged in a unique hot pink hardcover format with sparkly blue glitter that would make Tammy proud.

Synopsis:

Loosely based on a teenager's diary from the 1980s found in a gas-station bathroom, is the remarkable story of Tammy Pierce, as filtered through the pen of Los Angeles artist Esther Pearl Watson. This boxed set collects the complete, acclaimed two-volume saga of Tammy's sophomore year of high school in 1989. Tammy has built a devoted following over the last several years in the pages of magazine, where continues to be serialized on the magazine's back page, and this beautifully produced, slipcased collection features all 832 pages of her sometimes ordinary, sometimes humiliating, often poignant and always hilarious exploits. Her hopes, dreams, agonies and defeats are brought to vivid, comedic life by Watson's lovingly grotesque drawings, filled with all the eighties essentials — too much mascara, leg warmers with heels and huge hair, etc. — as well as timeless teen concerns like acne, dandruff, and the opposite sex (or same sex, in some cases). Unlovable addresses the mysteries of adolescence through Tammy's naivete; girls and women in particular will find much that resonates, but men will also relate to 's universal humor and wide cast of characters. Tammy's life isn't pretty, but it is endlessly charming and hilarious. This complete edition will be handsomely packaged in an irresistibly sparkly box that would make Tammy proud.

About the Author

Esther Pearl Watson lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and fellow artist, Mark Todd. Together they authored the influential D.I.Y. tome, Whatcha Mean, What's A Zine?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606993972
Author:
Watson, Esther Pearl
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Author:
Watson, Esther Pearl
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Edition Description:
Slipcased edition
Series:
Unloveable
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
SET HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
416 color illustrations
Pages:
832
Dimensions:
6.2 x 6.4 in

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"Synopsis" by , The complete collection of a modern classic!
"Synopsis" by , 'The complete collection of a modern classic!\n

'

"Synopsis" by , 'The sequel to 2009\"s critical smash.\n

'

"Synopsis" by , A soon-to-be teen classic: loosely based on a teenager’s diary from the 1980s found in a gas-station bathroom, Unlovabledetails the sometimes ordinary, sometimes humiliating, often poignant and frequently hilarious exploits of underdog Tammy Pierce. This remarkably touching and funny graphic novel tells the first-person account of Tammy’s sophomore year in 1985, from the first day of school to winter break. Her hopes, dreams, agonies and defeats are brought to vivid, comedic life by Watson’s lovingly grotesque drawings, filled with all the eighties essentials—too much mascara, leg warmers with heels and huge hair—as well as timeless teen concerns like acne, dandruff, and the opposite sex (or same sex, in some cases).

In the epic saga that is Unlovable, Tammy finds herself dealing with: tampons, teasing, crushes, The Smiths, tube socks, facial hair, lice, celibacy, fantasy dream proms, gym showers, skid marks, a secret admirer, prank calls, backstabbers, winter ball, barfing, narcs, breakdancing, hot wheels, glamour shots, roller coasters, Halloween costumes, boogers, boys, boy crazy feelings, biker babes, and even some butt cracks. Tammy’s life isn’t pretty, but it is endlessly charming and hilarious.

Originally serialized in Bustmagazine, Unlovableincludes over 100 new pages created just for this edition, which is handsomely packaged in a unique hot pink hardcover format with sparkly blue glitter that would make Tammy proud.

"Synopsis" by , Loosely based on a teenager's diary from the 1980s found in a gas-station bathroom, is the remarkable story of Tammy Pierce, as filtered through the pen of Los Angeles artist Esther Pearl Watson. This boxed set collects the complete, acclaimed two-volume saga of Tammy's sophomore year of high school in 1989. Tammy has built a devoted following over the last several years in the pages of magazine, where continues to be serialized on the magazine's back page, and this beautifully produced, slipcased collection features all 832 pages of her sometimes ordinary, sometimes humiliating, often poignant and always hilarious exploits. Her hopes, dreams, agonies and defeats are brought to vivid, comedic life by Watson's lovingly grotesque drawings, filled with all the eighties essentials — too much mascara, leg warmers with heels and huge hair, etc. — as well as timeless teen concerns like acne, dandruff, and the opposite sex (or same sex, in some cases). Unlovable addresses the mysteries of adolescence through Tammy's naivete; girls and women in particular will find much that resonates, but men will also relate to 's universal humor and wide cast of characters. Tammy's life isn't pretty, but it is endlessly charming and hilarious. This complete edition will be handsomely packaged in an irresistibly sparkly box that would make Tammy proud.
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