A heartbreaking novella from the author of The Clouds Above.
From the editor of the acclaimed comics anthology NON comes this beautiful, emotive "Picto-Novella." Largely wordless and cunningly rendered, this little book is sure to touch most folks. In The Last Lonely Saturday, an older man sits at his kitchen table, filled with melancholy. Dishes are piled up in the sink, a full pot of coffee burns on the counter; it's a quiet scene of existential despair. It quickly becomes clear that the man is a widower, and today is the day to visit his departed wife's gravesite. Little does he know that what the day holds for him will result in this being his last lonely Saturday.
Both sweet and bitter, realistic and fantastic, The Last Lonely Saturday is an evocative, romantic novella, told in a beautiful two-color, red and yellow palette. His economical images waste not a line, and his narrative flows effortlessly from panel to panel in this heartwarming story of love and love lost.
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Jordan Crane lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and two daughters.From Booklist:
In two square panels per mass--market--paperback-size page, an elderly man breakfasts, writes a letter to "Elenore," dons his best clothes, takes a stack of similar letters with him when he drives to a florist, selects a fresh bouquet, and proceeds to a cemetery and, seen by only a mother and toddler, a grave whose stone reads, "Elenore." This is the last time he'll do all this. Crane's economical, cartoony style and palette of only yellow, brown, and white make this diminutive book, with its sting of moral ambiguity in the climax, too affecting to ignore. Ray Olson
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Book Description Fantagraphics Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1560977434
Book Description Fantagraphics Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB1560977434