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Synopsis: The founder of "Punk" art reinvents Dante through his character Jimbo in this landmark graphic novel.
Gary Panter has been one of America's pre-eminent designers and cartoonists of the last quarter century: In addition to being a prolific and sought-after illustrator, he was one of the graphic minds behind the award-winning Pee-wee's Playhouse show, and, as the creator of Jimbo, one of the pillars of the legendary RAW magazine. Panter's early graphics defined the California punk ethos and the alternative zine scene—and although he hasn't achieved the notoriety of Keith Haring or Kenny Scharf, the post-Pop painting world is also deeply in his debt. Now, Fantagraphics is proud to present a major, all-new book by Panter: Jimbo in Purgatory.
In this spectacular graphic novel, Panter has transformed his protean punk hero Jimbo into the protagonist of a reinterpretation of Dante's Purgatorio. After years of comparing Dante and Boccaccio to find commonalities between the two, Panter developed a narrative of his own that includes literary and pop references regularly injected throughout the captions of the reinterpreted cantos.
In Panter's adaptation, Jimbo traverses a vast infotainment-testing center built in the shape of Dante's Mount Purgatory. Within its borders every man or robot stands in for a character in the Divine Comedy. In this version all the participants in the drama must respond to one another within a lunatic logic wherein each quotes a literary fragment that demonstrates their respective knowledge of a particular passage and its import to the specific location in a poem.
Presented in a huge, oversize hardcover format (even bigger than the classic RAW!) to do justice to Panter's densely packed pages, with a stunning two-color stamping on the cloth covers, Jimbo in Purgatory is an art object, a brilliant literary game, a visual feast, and the most eye-popping, visually and verbally challenging, and memorable new graphic novel of the year.
About the Author: Gary Panter was born in Texas in 1950 and now lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Helene. He is a three-time Emmy Award-winner for his work as the production designer of Pee-wee's Playhouse, and in 2000 won the Chrysler Award for Design Excellence.
Title: Jimbo in Purgatory
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books 2004-08-28
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: New
Edition: 1st Fantagraphics Bo.
Book Description Fantagraphics Books, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_217350650
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Book Description Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, WA, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Published. 1st Edition. Unused, clean, tight, square and bright first edition bound in red-orange boards with gilt and black titles and cover illustration, decorative endpapers. Very slight bump at upper forecorner of covers and rub at head of spine, otherwise unmarked and fine. No jacket as published. A somewhat bent version of Dante's "Divine Comedy" featuring Panter's hapless everyman, Jimbo. 33 pages includes footnotes and B&W illustrations. The postal charges quoted are for an average-sized book. Due to size and weight of this item, additional postage may be required. Seller Inventory # 2080140233
Book Description Fantagraphics, Seattle, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: N/A. First Edition. 33 pp. Size: Elephant Folio. Seller Inventory # 276183
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Book Description Fantagraphics Books August 2004, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible; Good. No Jacket. Signed by Panter with illustration. used hardcover bound in gilt pictorical boards without dust jacket as issued. binding remains solid, no marks to text, boards mildly scuffed and scratched on rear with moderate patch of wear to front cover gilt, moderate edgewear otherwise clean, page edges lightly scuffed but clean. Seller Inventory # 1069269
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