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I first became aware of Katchor's sublime black and white strips in the pages of Art Spiegelman's Raw magazine. "(His) picture stories speak a sad, beautiful clarity," R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe once remarked. Compiled from strips published in The Forward between 1994 and 1997, Katchor's third collection of stories from New York real estate photographer Julius Knipl is peopled mostly by men who hold in high regard the urban land-scape of the past and the obsolete artifacts and ideals that once held sway. Discover the motives behind such whimsical business ventures as the Normalcy Parfume Company and the Rencher Memorial Library. Pay your last respects to Professor Dombay Fecol, hair tamer, meet the friends of Dr. Rushtower and, of course, don't forget to wander into the Beauty Supply District, a twenty-four page story exclusive to this collection.
Recommended by Mike H, Powell's Books on Hawthorne

A great collection of poignant cartoon vignettes of another time.
Recommended by Carole R., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Dumpy, middle-aged Julius Knipl wanders the city's forgotten boulevards, photographing buildings and pondering the quirky minutiae and overlooked detritus of urban life: the reflections in freshly glazed cheese danish; the distant clanking of an underground metal-stamping factory; the distinct odor of bottles floating in the dark. The Knipl stories collected here — some a single strip, some many pages long, and most never before published — resurrect a last metropolis and its residents, summoning up half-forgotten yesterdays and celebrating the surreal substrate of the quotidien.

Review:

"[Katchor] has written a funny, touching and compassionate ode to the city and the anonymous people who live there." The New York Times

Review:

"I'm convinced that...Ben Katchor is the most poetic, deeply layered artist ever to draw a comic strip." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Katchor...has been doing for comics what Proust did for the novel." The New Yorker

About the Author

Ben Katchor's Julius Knipl comic strips appear weekly in newspapers across the county. Radio sketches based on the strip, starring Jerry Stiller, have been featured on NPR's Weekend Edition. The author of one previous collection of Knipl cartoons, Cheap Novelties, he lives in New York City.

Michael Chabon is the author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and The Wonder Boys.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316482943
Introduction:
Chabon, Michael
Author:
Chabon, Michael
Author:
Katchor, Ben
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Cartoons & Comics
Subject:
American wit and humor, pictorial
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.37x10.77x.39 in. .81 lbs.

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Product details 112 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316482943 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I first became aware of Katchor's sublime black and white strips in the pages of Art Spiegelman's Raw magazine. "(His) picture stories speak a sad, beautiful clarity," R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe once remarked. Compiled from strips published in The Forward between 1994 and 1997, Katchor's third collection of stories from New York real estate photographer Julius Knipl is peopled mostly by men who hold in high regard the urban land-scape of the past and the obsolete artifacts and ideals that once held sway. Discover the motives behind such whimsical business ventures as the Normalcy Parfume Company and the Rencher Memorial Library. Pay your last respects to Professor Dombay Fecol, hair tamer, meet the friends of Dr. Rushtower and, of course, don't forget to wander into the Beauty Supply District, a twenty-four page story exclusive to this collection.

"Staff Pick" by ,

A great collection of poignant cartoon vignettes of another time.

"Review" by , "[Katchor] has written a funny, touching and compassionate ode to the city and the anonymous people who live there."
"Review" by , "I'm convinced that...Ben Katchor is the most poetic, deeply layered artist ever to draw a comic strip."
"Review" by , "Katchor...has been doing for comics what Proust did for the novel."
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