Blubber (Graphic Novel)

Blubber (Graphic Novel)
Gilbert Hernandez
RRP:
NZ$ 37.99
Our Price:
NZ$ 30.39
Hardback
h270 x 175mm - 160pg
4 Jan 2022 US
International import eta 10-30 days
9781683964865
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Collecting the first five issues of Gilbert Hernandez' s comic book series Blubber, an absurdly X-rated showcase for the most surreally transgressive of Hernandez' s short stories. Weirdos (Blubberoo, Mr. Elvis, John Dick, the Mentor), creatures (the Mau Guag, Doogs, and Orlats? ), and anthropomorphs (the Cloarks, the Kekeppy) visit places where most comics fear to go. Blubber veers between an absurdist satire of porn (and occasionally nature documentaries) as well as a defiant provocation to those unable to appreciate the difference between cartooning and obscenity. As R. Crumb said, "It' s only lines on paper, folks!" It is also a howlingly funny book, filled with a rogues gallery of colorful comic book monsters (the Pollum, the Junipero Molestat, the mythical Forest Nimmy) and characters (T. A. C. Man, Mr. Hippy, Padre Puto, the Snowman, Baron Mungo, Red Tempest) that echoes the sheer visual imagination of Jack Kirby.
Open-minded adult audiences might thrill to watch Hernandez (one of the comic book medium' s most revered storytellers) allow his imagination to run wild, without restrictions. -- "Library Journal" Every writer should be so lucky to have the imaginative chops that Hernandez shows. -- "Southwest Review" Hernandez has become the medium' s David Lynch or Guy Maddin, rolling his personal obsessions and freewheeling abstractions into stories that present as pulp, then take some very weird turns. -- "The A. V. Club" Hernandez is one of the great craftsmen of modern comics. -- "New York Times Book Review"
Gilbert Hernandez is considered one of our greatest living cartoonists. He co-created the iconic series Love and Rockets, which has been ongoing since 1982, and authored numerous other comics and graphic novels, one of the greatest bodies of work the medium has ever seen. Raised in Oxnard, CA, Hernandez lives with his family in Las Vegas, NV.

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