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Publisher Comments:

Meet David Boring: a nineteen-year-old security guard with a tortured innner life and an obsessive nature. When he meets the girl of his dreams, things begin to go awry: what seems too good to be true apparently is. And what seems truest in Boring's life is that, given the right set of circumstances (in this case, an orgiastic cascade of vengeance, humiliation and murder) the primal nature of humandkind will come inexorably to the fore.

"Boring finds love with a mysterious woman named Wanda, loses her and sort of finds her again. He also gets shot in the head (twice) and stranded on an island with his brutish family. Meanwhile, the world may or may not be ending soon. And did I mention that much of this is hilariously funny?" — Time

Synopsis:

"David Boring" is a stunning tale from "the country's premier underground cartoonist . . . a master storyteller and artist" ("Newsweek"). It follows a feckless young man of 19 who is obsessed with a drawing of a woman he's clipped from a magazine. But when he actually meets her (at least it "could" be her), things begin to crazily awry. Color and b&w illustrations throughout.

About the Author

Daniel Clowes was born in Chicago in 1961. He is the creator of the comic book Eight-Ball, twenty-one issues of which have been published to date. His work has appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, Vogue, Time, and Newsweek, among others. A feature film based on his 1998 book, Ghost World, starring Thora Birch, was released in 2001 by MGM. He lives a childless, petless life in California with his beloved wife.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375406928
Editor:
Kidd, Chip
Author:
Kidd, Chip
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Caricatures and cartoons
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
90-09
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
116 p.
Dimensions:
10.51x7.90x.69 in. 1.38 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Alternative
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » General

David Boring
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Product details 116 p. pages Pantheon Books - English 9780375406928 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "David Boring" is a stunning tale from "the country's premier underground cartoonist . . . a master storyteller and artist" ("Newsweek"). It follows a feckless young man of 19 who is obsessed with a drawing of a woman he's clipped from a magazine. But when he actually meets her (at least it "could" be her), things begin to crazily awry. Color and b&w illustrations throughout.
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