My Badly Drawn Life (Graphic Novel)

My Badly Drawn Life (Graphic Novel)
Jamie Richards, Gianni 'Gipi' Pacinotti
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NZ$ 43.99
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Hardback
h254 x 184mm - 144pg
17 Feb 2022 US
International import eta 10-30 days
9781683965213
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"You' ve always got to laugh at tragedy. That' s why I laugh about my ailment. Ailments. About being a sexual spastic. About my perennial, cowardly, tantalizing desire to die. You can laugh about anything. Almost. " Spoken by his self-depiction, these bitter words set the tone for Gipi' s pitch-black humor in this unvarnished and uncompromising autobiographical tale. A young adult adrift in the world, Gipi' s stand-in grapples with sexuality, insecurity, deception, depression, drug use, fading friendships, and the capricious cruelties of the world as he struggles to determine whether his life is worth living. Drawn in Gipi' s signature elegantly scribbled ink style and punctuated by vivid watercolor splashes, My Badly Drawn Life weaves through the past and present, through narratives both real and imagined, to create an impressionistic account of his complex inner life. In this kaleidoscopic journey into the depths of his psyche, Gipi processes the shadowy traumas of his upbringing; in doing so, he produces a gripping work of utter cartooning mastery.
Gipi masters the accidents that have left a scar in his life with verve. And the drawings, as quick as they are precise, become an echo of this tormented journey that never forgets to be caustic in every page. My Badly Drawn Life is a precious work, as generous in disenchantment as it is in love. --Emmanuel Posnic "Paris-Art"
Gipi (Gianni Pacinotti) is an Italian cartoonist whose graphic novel Notes for a War Story won "Best Book" at the Angouleme International Comics Festival. He also teaches and has directed a film, 2011' s The Last Man on Earth. He lives in Pisa, Italy. Jamie Richards is an Italian-to-English translator from Southern California currently based in Milan, Italy. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon and an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa.

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