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Andersson, Max

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ISBN 10: 1560971312 / ISBN 13: 9781560971313
Published by Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, WA, 2002
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Title: Pixy

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, WA

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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Alka Seltzer and Angina Pectoris have all the luck ― bad, that is.

They've been ejected into the street because their apartment was put to sleep, Angina had to abort their child (the result of a malfunctioning Safe-Sex bodysuit) ― how could it get worse? When a friendly stranger offers them his apartment, things seem to be looking up... but then Angina gets a call from the Netherworld. It's her aborted fetus: he's drunk and he's pissed off. So begins Pixy, which Neil Gaiman calls "the best comic I've read this year" ― a 65-page journey into a nightmare world unlike any you've ever seen before. The rest of the book follows Alka's attempts to infiltrate the Kingdom of the Dead (where time runs backwards and is sold by the pint to time-addicts), in order to track down the malevolent Pixy and kill him for good. Shedding bodies and identities with some regularity (Pixy himself blows one to smithereens), Alka finds his own sense of reality eroding further and further during his sojourn down under ― and it doesn't help at all when Pixy, now his best friend, accompanies him back up to the Land of the Living, where the gun-happy undead sprite wreaks unspeakable havoc. Pixy is the first major work by Swedish cartoonist Max Andersson, and it combines the freewheeling-yet-obsessive graphic and narrative weirdness of such contemporary North American cartoonists as Chester Brown, Julie Doucet, Kaz and Charles Burns with a bizarre yet coherent story that mixes coal black humor, barbed satire, wild surrealism, and stark horror in a totally new way ― a feast for the (preferably deranged) mind and the (preferably diseased) eye.

About the Author:

Born in 1962, Max Andersson is a comic artist, animator, and filmmaker. from Karesuando, Sweden. He studied graphic design at RMI-Berghs in Stockholm and film production at New York University. His graphic novel Pixy was published by Fantagraphics Books in 1993, making him one of the first contemporary Swedish cartoonists to be published in the United States. Other notable works include the series Death & Candy, contributions to the anthology Zero Zero, and the graphic novel Bosnian Flat Dog, done in collaboration with artist Lars Sjunnesson.  Andersson and Sjunnesson also produced a feature film, Tito on Ice (2012), documenting their promotional book tour through the former Yugoslavia with a dummy corpse of Marshall Tito.

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