Montag, 11. Januar 2010

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Preis: 32,95 Euro
For the first time ever, the groundbreaking autobiographical comics of master cartoonist Eddie Campbell (From Hell) are collected in a single, massive volume! Brilliantly observed and profoundly expressed, the Alec stories present a version of Eddie's own life, filtered through the alter ego of "Alec MacGarry." Over many years, we witness Alec's (and Eddie's) progression "from beer to wine" -- wild nights at the pub, existential despair, the hunt for love, the quest for art, becoming a responsible breadwinner, feeling lost at his own movie premiere, and much more! Eddie's outlandish fantasies and metafictional tricks convert life into art, while staying fully grounded in his own absurdity. At every point, the author's uncanny eye for irony and wry self-awareness make even the smallest occasion into an opportunity for wit and wisdom. Quite simply, Alec is a masterpiece of visual autobiography.

"Alec is magic, and even if I knew how all of it was done I'd be doing you a disservice if I pointed out the wires and mirrors... It is written by someone who obviously finds being alive an endless source of novelty and conundrum." -Alan Moore. "Do you need me to tell you how good Eddie Campbell is? Or that Alec is probably the best book-length comic about art and wine and midlife crises and families and friends and wine and love and art and saying goodbye and terror there is?" -Neil Gaiman. "Witty and thoughtful ... a great and epic comic documentary novel like no other." -Publishers Weekly (starred review). "This impressive collection -- a high-water mark in the graphic novel's short history -- confirms that no one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance." (Booklist)