This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Nate Powell's second graphic novel is a rhapsody on memory and the anticipation of the future dissolving into the receding waters of the past. Powell dazzlingly traces a journey of self-discovery in this saga of a boy who travels instantly into a terrifying old age and a bizarre otherworld accompanied by a strange mutating animal. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: It Disappears opens with snow falling: a few large white dots against of a background of black. The drawings close in on a house, well-banked by snow, a boy sitting on a couch. The boy begins a journey, his hand placed on a doorknob. After he leaves the house he begins to grow older. In the mountains one night the smoke from his fire announces "you're here." The smoke chases and catches him. A cartoon animal emerges from the gloom. "It's really not safe here," it says.
The boy travels with the animal. It has many things to say. "I have a friend who only reads periodicals He subscribes to 28 titles each month and hasn't read a book in three years. He feels so overwhelmed by the allure of modernity, like he'll miss what's just happening right now. And now. And now."
A rhapsody on memory and the anticipation of the future dissolving into the receding waters of the past, Powell's graphic novel traces a journey of self-discovery and the uneasy realization that everything, eventually, disappears. However, underlying this realization is an almost cosmic hope that human interaction and history can transcend the corrosive effects of time.
Powell's marvelous first book, Tiny Giants [BKL Ag 03], showed him to be a virtuosic artist, though in black and white only, and not particularly interested in conventional plotting. Both qualities continue to distinguish his second book, consisting of two story lines. In one, a skinny young man climbs a hill in summertime and encounters two talking animals, a doe and a smaller creature, before wandering on through a door in a tree to a land of clouds. In the other, two men, one dark-haired, the other light-haired and perhaps an older version of the hill climber, rummage in a barn in wintertime and find some photos of one of them as a boy. The first story begins and ends the book, in the middle interweaving, panel for panel, with the other. Their themes are the transience of life and the futility of individual human effort, but as in Tiny Giants, Powell's extraordinary artwork makes one feel, rather than read, what the book is about. Ray Olson
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