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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".
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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.
“[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
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Book Description PaperBack. Condition: New. This new edition presents Seth's first book in its definitive form, collecting the extensive, beautifully illustrated storyliene from his popular comic book series Palookaville. Here, he vividly recounts his search for meaning in the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten gag-cartoonist of the 1940s and '50's. This compulsive task takes him through stacks of crumbling books and magazines in the hope of finding, and ultimately holding onto, a piece of the past. Glossary. Color illus. Seller Inventory # 3178456