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ISBN13: 9781593079888
ISBN10: 1593079885
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Publisher Comments:

Comic strips of the award-winning comic series The Perry Bible Fellowship, this volume spans the entirety of the strip's run, and comes complete with bonus features including lost strips, sketches, and a behind-the-scenes interview by Wondermark's David Malki, and introduction by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno).

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"For more than 20 years, various cartoonists have jostled for the title of 'spiritual heir to Gary Larson,' the famously weird creator of the groundbreaking strip The Far Side. Web cartoonist Gurewitch is a solid contender for the title. His preferred subject matter certainly tracks Larson: murderous mimes, vengeful T. Rexes and adulterous rolls of coins all make appearances. Gurewitch also enjoys subverting a number of hackneyed cartoon tropes, including cuckolded husbands, mischievous voyeurs and confused Grim Reapers. But it is his exquisite sense of timing that sets him apart as a budding comic genius. Gurewitch has mastered the 'soaker,' the joke that stays with the reader for several minutes before finally sinking in, making it all the funnier as a result. As hard as the soaker is to pull off consistently, Gurewitch's timing and supreme confidence in refusing to telegraph punch lines, allows him to hit the mark almost every time. It's particularly instructive to read the appendix 'Lost Strips' to see the still funny but broader strips that did not make the cut. He alternates between a number of art styles — all gorgeous; his selection is always in service to the joke. Subtle, sly and deeply, deeply weird, The Perry Bible Fellowship is one of the best comics out there." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Synopsis:

This 272-page follow-up to the immensely popular and soon-to-be-out-of-print collection The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories collects the entirety of Gurewitch's weekly newspaper print run. Also features bonus "lost" strips, sketches, and an interview by Wondermark's David Malki.

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AShortStoryLady, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by AShortStoryLady)
I had no such thing as "buyer's remorse" when this book became part of my library. The physical quality of the book is fantastic. It's hardbound and the colors are vibrant from cover to cover. Each page contains one comic, except for a section titled "Lost Strips," another section with sketches and art tidbits, and the text-filled pages in the beginning. It's a book that can either be taken in with one sitting or many sittings, you choose!

Though a number of the comics are on the Perry Bible Fellowship website itself, since the time of my posting this comment the author has chosen to take some of the content off the 'net. I urge you to get a copy of this book if you can, so you don't miss out on the entire comics collection that makes PBF what it is.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781593079888
Author:
Gurewitch, Nicholas
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Author:
Perry Bible Fellowship
Author:
Various
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
American wit and humor, pictorial
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Subject:
Cartoons
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 in

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Product details 256 pages Dark Horse Comics - English 9781593079888 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "For more than 20 years, various cartoonists have jostled for the title of 'spiritual heir to Gary Larson,' the famously weird creator of the groundbreaking strip The Far Side. Web cartoonist Gurewitch is a solid contender for the title. His preferred subject matter certainly tracks Larson: murderous mimes, vengeful T. Rexes and adulterous rolls of coins all make appearances. Gurewitch also enjoys subverting a number of hackneyed cartoon tropes, including cuckolded husbands, mischievous voyeurs and confused Grim Reapers. But it is his exquisite sense of timing that sets him apart as a budding comic genius. Gurewitch has mastered the 'soaker,' the joke that stays with the reader for several minutes before finally sinking in, making it all the funnier as a result. As hard as the soaker is to pull off consistently, Gurewitch's timing and supreme confidence in refusing to telegraph punch lines, allows him to hit the mark almost every time. It's particularly instructive to read the appendix 'Lost Strips' to see the still funny but broader strips that did not make the cut. He alternates between a number of art styles — all gorgeous; his selection is always in service to the joke. Subtle, sly and deeply, deeply weird, The Perry Bible Fellowship is one of the best comics out there." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , CN
"Synopsis" by , This 272-page follow-up to the immensely popular and soon-to-be-out-of-print collection The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories collects the entirety of Gurewitch's weekly newspaper print run. Also features bonus "lost" strips, sketches, and an interview by Wondermark's David Malki.
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