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Achewood: The Great Outdoor Fight

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Publisher Comments:

Since 2001, cult comic favorite Achewood has built a six-figure international following. Intelligent, hilarious, and adult (but not filthy), it's the strip you'll wish you'd discovered as an underappreciated fifteen-year-old. Dark Horse presents the hardbound edition of Achewood's The Great Outdoor Fight, the story of "Three Days, Three Acres, Three Thousand Men."

Review:

"This handsome hardcover compilation of the popular Web comic Achewood follows the strip's most epic story arc and should win many new fans. When Ray Smuckles, a thong-clad anthropomorphic cat, discovers his father was a champion of the Great Outdoor Fight, a yearly competition held in Bakersfield, Calif., he decides to enter the nearly ruleless three-day fight. Ray's best friend, nicknamed Roast Beef, reveals himself to be an expert on the fight as well as a first-time entrant. Ray quickly finds that his soft life as a pencil-neck may not have prepared him for the brutal, masculine violence the 3,000-man fight promises, but stubbornly aims to win anyway, with Roast Beef as his ally and steadfast supporter. The humor works on many levels — from the absurd, unexpected characters, including a Soviet robot, to their quirky speech patterns. Onstad's minimalist art leaves some of the larger action sequences taking place off-camera. Nevertheless, the narrative shines through as an epic battle rages and friendship between the protagonists deepens. Achewood devotees who know the story line will be pleased with the bonuses: long supplemental texts detailing the history of the fight and seven recipes from a fictional cookbook. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

""Achewood" "is the recipient of "Time" magazine's #1 Graphic Novel of 2007 and an Ignatz Award winner for "Outstanding Online Comic," 2007. "I'm addicted to "Achewood." Chris Onstad is a dark, hilarious genius."--Dave Barry.Dark Horse Books

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781593079970
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Subject:
General
Illustrator:
Onstad, Chris
Author:
Onstad, Chris
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Cartoons
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7.75 in

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Achewood: The Great Outdoor Fight
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Product details 104 pages Dark Horse - English 9781593079970 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This handsome hardcover compilation of the popular Web comic Achewood follows the strip's most epic story arc and should win many new fans. When Ray Smuckles, a thong-clad anthropomorphic cat, discovers his father was a champion of the Great Outdoor Fight, a yearly competition held in Bakersfield, Calif., he decides to enter the nearly ruleless three-day fight. Ray's best friend, nicknamed Roast Beef, reveals himself to be an expert on the fight as well as a first-time entrant. Ray quickly finds that his soft life as a pencil-neck may not have prepared him for the brutal, masculine violence the 3,000-man fight promises, but stubbornly aims to win anyway, with Roast Beef as his ally and steadfast supporter. The humor works on many levels — from the absurd, unexpected characters, including a Soviet robot, to their quirky speech patterns. Onstad's minimalist art leaves some of the larger action sequences taking place off-camera. Nevertheless, the narrative shines through as an epic battle rages and friendship between the protagonists deepens. Achewood devotees who know the story line will be pleased with the bonuses: long supplemental texts detailing the history of the fight and seven recipes from a fictional cookbook. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , ""Achewood" "is the recipient of "Time" magazine's #1 Graphic Novel of 2007 and an Ignatz Award winner for "Outstanding Online Comic," 2007. "I'm addicted to "Achewood." Chris Onstad is a dark, hilarious genius."--Dave Barry.Dark Horse Books
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