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ISBN13: 9781891830198
ISBN10: 1891830198
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Awards

2001 Eisner Award winner for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition
2001 Ignatz Award nomination for Best Reprint or Collection
2002 Harvey Award nomination for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work
2002 Firecracker Award nomination for Best Graphic Novel
2002 Eisner Award nomination for Best Graphic Album — Reprint

Synopses & Reviews

Review:

"Drawn in a cartoonish but nuanced graphic style that manages to balance both hilarity and emotional depth...a convincing, absorbing and satisfying fictional portrait of post-college life in mid-1990s New York City." Publishers Weekly

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"[A] salute to comics, an exploration of the human condition, and a solid, absorbing, and riotously snide tale about at least half of the things that make life important..." Tasha Robinson, The Onion AV Club

Review:

"Robinson's expertly crafted characters are as complex and full of surprises as any you'd find on prime time. He also knows how to spin a yarn, keeping the ongoing story, well, going, while providing rich rewards for even casual readers. (Grade: A)" S. A. Bennett, Comics Buyers Guide

Review:

"Compellingly voyeuristic...problems of dead end jobs and roommates could be boring as hell, but Robinson spins it into an engrossing saga without being melodramatic..." Beth Hannan Rimmels, Long Island Voice

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Kirsten, August 17, 2006 (view all comments by Kirsten)
A fat graphic novel by the same author as Tricked. In some ways, I preferred this to Tricked -- I think Tricked has a tighter plot and better pacing, but the characters in Box Office Poison feel much more like real people.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781891830198
Publisher:
Top Shelf Productions
Location:
Marietta, GA
Author:
Robinson, Alex
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Top Shelf ed.
Edition Description:
Top Shelf
Series Volume:
074-01
Publication Date:
May 1, 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
602
Dimensions:
9.54x6.48x1.45 in. 2.47 lbs.

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Product details 602 pages Top Shelf Productions - English 9781891830198 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Drawn in a cartoonish but nuanced graphic style that manages to balance both hilarity and emotional depth...a convincing, absorbing and satisfying fictional portrait of post-college life in mid-1990s New York City."
"Review" by , "[A] salute to comics, an exploration of the human condition, and a solid, absorbing, and riotously snide tale about at least half of the things that make life important..."
"Review" by , "Robinson's expertly crafted characters are as complex and full of surprises as any you'd find on prime time. He also knows how to spin a yarn, keeping the ongoing story, well, going, while providing rich rewards for even casual readers. (Grade: A)"
"Review" by , "Compellingly voyeuristic...problems of dead end jobs and roommates could be boring as hell, but Robinson spins it into an engrossing saga without being melodramatic..."
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