It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken: A Picture Novella

3.79 avg rating
( 4,929 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781896597706: It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken: A Picture Novella
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

An Acknowledged Classic returns gorgeously re-designed.

In his first graphic novel, It's a Good Life, if You Don't Weaken--a best-selling D & Q titles ever--Seth pays homage to the wit and sophistication of the old-fashioned magazine cartoon. While trying to understand his dissatisfaction with the present, Seth discovers the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s. But his obsession blinds him to the needs of his lover and the quiet desperation of his family. Wry self-reflection and moody colours characterize Seth's style in this tale about learning lessons from nostalgia. His playful and sophisticated experiment with memoir provoked a furious debate among cartoon historians and archivists about the existence of Kalo, and prompted a Details feature about Seth's "hoax".

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Seth was born in 1962 in a rural Ontario town. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario with five cats, a gigantic collection of vintage records, comic books, and 20th century Canadiana, and his very patient wife. He regularly contributes illustrations to The New Yorker and the National Post and recently provided the entire album artwork for Sony records singer-songwriter, Aimee Mann.

Review:

“[Seth] invites the reader to linger cozily in his ruminative, patient stories, each of which grows from Seth's obsession with the past.” ―The Village Voice

“Rich, evocative...characterized by small moments revealing the author's sharp eye for detail” ―The Globe and Mail

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781896597317: It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken: A Picture Novella by Seth

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1896597319 ISBN 13:  9781896597317
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly Pubns, 2000
Hardcover

9781896597331: It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken

Drawn&..., 2003
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Seth
Published by MacMillan Publishers
ISBN 10: 189659770X ISBN 13: 9781896597706
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MacMillan Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 189659770X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Seth
Published by Farrar Straus and Giroux (2003)
ISBN 10: 189659770X ISBN 13: 9781896597706
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2003. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VV-9781896597706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Seth
Published by Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN 10: 189659770X ISBN 13: 9781896597706
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Drawn and Quarterly. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 189659770X *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI1302576

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Seth
Published by Drawn and Quarterly (2003)
ISBN 10: 189659770X ISBN 13: 9781896597706
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Tangled Web Mysteries and Oddities
(Kennebuunkport, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Drawn and Quarterly, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Providing superior service since 2002. Unconditional money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 84374

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Seth
Published by Drawn and Quarterly, Canada (2003)
ISBN 10: 189659770X ISBN 13: 9781896597706
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Drawn and Quarterly, Canada, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. An acknowledged classic returns in this new edition, gorgeously re-designed. Seth pays homage to the wit and sophistication of the old-fashioned magazine cartoon. While trying to understand his dissatisfaction with the present, Seth discovers the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s. But his obsession blinds him to the needs of his lover and the quiet desperation of his family. Wry self-reflection and moody colors characterize Seth s style in this tale about learning lessons from nostalgia. His playful and sophisticated experiment with memoir provoked a furious debate among cartoon historians and archivists about the existence of Kalo, and prompted a Details feature about Seth s hoax . Seller Inventory # AAS9781896597706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Seth
Published by Drawn and Quarterly, Canada (2003)
ISBN 10: 189659770X ISBN 13: 9781896597706
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Drawn and Quarterly, Canada, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. An acknowledged classic returns in this new edition, gorgeously re-designed. Seth pays homage to the wit and sophistication of the old-fashioned magazine cartoon. While trying to understand his dissatisfaction with the present, Seth discovers the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s. But his obsession blinds him to the needs of his lover and the quiet desperation of his family. Wry self-reflection and moody colors characterize Seth s style in this tale about learning lessons from nostalgia. His playful and sophisticated experiment with memoir provoked a furious debate among cartoon historians and archivists about the existence of Kalo, and prompted a Details feature about Seth s hoax . Seller Inventory # AAS9781896597706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Seth
Published by Drawn and Quarterly, Canada (2003)
ISBN 10: 189659770X ISBN 13: 9781896597706
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Drawn and Quarterly, Canada, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. An acknowledged classic returns in this new edition, gorgeously re-designed. Seth pays homage to the wit and sophistication of the old-fashioned magazine cartoon. While trying to understand his dissatisfaction with the present, Seth discovers the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s. But his obsession blinds him to the needs of his lover and the quiet desperation of his family. Wry self-reflection and moody colors characterize Seth s style in this tale about learning lessons from nostalgia. His playful and sophisticated experiment with memoir provoked a furious debate among cartoon historians and archivists about the existence of Kalo, and prompted a Details feature about Seth s hoax . Seller Inventory # BZE9781896597706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Seth
Published by Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN 10: 189659770X ISBN 13: 9781896597706
New Paperback Quantity Available: 13
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Drawn and Quarterly. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781896597706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Seth
Published by Drawn and Quarterly (2003)
ISBN 10: 189659770X ISBN 13: 9781896597706
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Drawn and Quarterly, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX189659770X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Seth
Published by Drawn and Quarterly (2003)
ISBN 10: 189659770X ISBN 13: 9781896597706
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Drawn and Quarterly, 2003. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TH9781896597706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.46
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book