Palookaville #20 (Hardcover)

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By Seth
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Palookaville #20 is the first volume of the seminal comic book series to be published in book form. The expansion into hardcover from pamphlet is a parallel that illustrates Seth's growth into an award-winning cartoonist, book designer, hobbyist, editor, essayist, and installation artist.

Seth's first autobiographical comics since Palookaville #2 and #3 will be featured in #20. Drawing in his loose sketchbook style, similar to his book Wimbledon Green, Seth details his trip to a book festival and his awkward struggle to overcome isolation and communicate with the people around him. Seth continues the serialization of his acclaimed Clyde Fans story line, about which The New York Times Book Review aptly noted, "Seth truly believes in his wares—the little meanings of regular lives." This is, perhaps, nowhere more apparent than in the cartoonist's ongoing three-dimensional rendering of his fictional Dominion City, most recently featured in his book George Sprott. Using sketches, photographs, and an essay, the cartoonist explains why the need to conceptualize the fictional city in sculptures was a natural extension from comics storytelling, and how if he had his way, it would have stayed in his basement forever.

About the Author


Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic book series Palookaville and Clyde Fans, the first graphic novel nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeneys Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, the Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He is Lemony Snicket's partner for the series All the Wrong Questions. He designs several classic comics reprint series, notably collections of work by Charles Schulz, John Stanley, and Doug Wright.

He was the subject of a National Film Board documentary entitled Seth's Dominion. Seth lives in Guelph, Canada, with his wife Tania and two cats in a house he has named Inkwell's End.

Praise For…


“It's haunting and exquisite.” —Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune on George Sprott

“A memorial to a lost age of localism and craft.” —Douglas Wolk, The New York Times on George Sprott



Product Details
ISBN: 9781770460188
ISBN-10: 1770460187
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Publication Date: October 12th, 2010
Pages: 88
Language: English
Series: Palookaville
 

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