Buddy Buys A Dump

Author: Peter Bagge
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606997459
Size: 20,33 MB
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Buddy Bradley's back! Now in his 30s and married with child, onetime slacker hero Buddy Bradley gets a "real" job, shaves his head, dons an eyepatch, quits his "real" job and buys the local dump - because what better place to raise a toddler? Peter Bagge's iconic character is to alternative comics what Homer Simpson has been to television animation over the past quarter-century: a generation-defining slacker and the greatest comedic character of its form and era. Featuring stories originally published in the comic book series Hate Annual from 2000-2011, as well as an all-new 20-page conclusion to the story arc.

The Cambridge History Of The Graphic Novel

Author: Jan Baetens
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316771938
Size: 20,25 MB
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The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel provides the complete history of the graphic novel from its origins in the nineteenth century to its rise and startling success in the twentieth and twenty-first century. It includes original discussion on the current state of the graphic novel and analyzes how American, European, Middle Eastern, and Japanese renditions have shaped the field. Thirty-five leading scholars and historians unpack both forgotten trajectories as well as the famous key episodes, and explain how comics transitioned from being marketed as children's entertainment. Essays address the masters of the form, including Art Spiegelman, Alan Moore, and Marjane Satrapi, and reflect on their publishing history as well as their social and political effects. This ambitious history offers an extensive, detailed and expansive scholarly account of the graphic novel, and will be a key resource for scholars and students.

Peter Bagge

Author: Kent Worcester
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 162674520X
Size: 20,60 MB
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For fans of Peter Bagge (b. 1957) and his bracing satirical writing and drawing, this collection offers a perfect means to track how he describes his career choices, work habits, preoccupations, and comedic sensibility since the 1980s. Featuring a new interview and much previously unavailable material, this book delivers insightful, occasionally gossipy, sometimes funny, and often tart conversations. His career has intersected with the modern history of comics, from underground comix and indie comics to comics journalism and graphic nonfiction. Bagge's detailed, garrulous, and often grotesquely funny (and discomfiting) work harks back to the underground generation, recalling Robert Crumb and Gilbert Shelton, while also pointing forward to the emergence of alternative comics as a distinct genre. His signature series, the rawly humorous Hate (1990-1998) and his editorship (1983-1986) of the often outrageous Weirdo magazine, founded by Crumb, established Bagge as a leading voice in alternative comics, and his rude, wildly expressive cartooning makes him a counterpoint to the still introspection of recent literary graphic novels. In his career over three decades, Bagge has left his mark on various formats and genres, as a prolific cartoonist, an accomplished musician, and a sometime essayist, editor, and animator. While his creative output encompasses autobiographical comics, graphic nonfiction, magazine illustrations, gag cartoons, minicomics, political commentary, superhero parodies, comic strips, animated videos, and one-page humor pieces, Bagge stands out for creating continuity-based graphic stories that revolve around sharply defined, over-the-top fictional characters. Libertarians know him for his comics journalism, as his graphic biography of Margaret Sanger in 2013 reaches new audiences. While some have lazily branded Bagge as a grunge-era visual satirist, his creative restlessness and expanding body of work make it difficult to confine him within any single genre, cultural niche, or historical moment.

Neat Stuff

Author: Peter Bagge
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606999427
Size: 19,45 MB
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This is a deluxe collection of Peter Bagge’s groundbreaking comic books. Neat Stuff is Bagge’s one-man humor anthology that ran from 1985 to 1989 for fifteen issues and introduced the world to Girly Girl & Chuckie-Boy, the reactionary talk radio host Studs Kirby, the hulking misfit Junior, suburbanites Chet and Bunny Leeway, the Goon on the Moon, lounge lizard Zoove Groover, and Bagge’s signature creations, The Bradleys.

We Told You So

Author: Tom Spurgeon
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606999338
Size: 16,79 MB
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In 1976, a fledgling magazine held forth the the idea that comics could be art. In 2016, comics intended for an adult readership are reviewed favorably in the New York Times, enjoy panels devoted to them at Book Expo America, and sell in bookstores comparable to prose efforts of similar weight and intent. We Told You So: Comics as Art is an oral history about Fantagraphics Books’ key role in helping build and shape an art movement around a discredited, ignored and fading expression of Americana. It includes appearances by Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Harlan Ellison, Stan Lee, Daniel Clowes, Frank Miller, and more.

Buying A Computer For Dummies

Author: Dan Gookin
Editor: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764506321
Size: 19,43 MB
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Buying a new computer doesn't have to be a nightmare, although the thought of your brand new computer becoming obsolete the day after you buy it may indeed keep you up at night. Just like when you buy anything, the more you know about what you're buying, the better decision you can make. In Buying a Computer For Dummies, 2nd Edition, PC guru and best-selling Dummies author Dan Gookin guides you through the process of purchasing a new computer. But don't expect your typical buyer's guide; you won't find endless, boring lists of prices, products, and useless part numbers. Instead, the book assumes that you need a computer for some reason, and then shows you how to find the right computer and software for the tasks you need to perform. And because this is a Dummies book, you can expect some lively and entertaining writing – not humdrum computer jargon. Nothing is assumed, and everything is explained. Buying a Computer For Dummies, 2nd Edition, covers these topics and more: Understanding the buying process Computer basics: What all those thingamajigs do How to make the right hardware and software choices, from sound cards and hard drives to operating systems and word processors Dissecting computer advertisements and deciding where to buy Tips for shopping online Searching for computer service and support Setting up your computer and buying the right accessories Top Ten lists of mistakes first-time computer buyers make, warning signs, and commonly asked questions Both first-time computer buyers and experienced computer users looking to upgrade to the latest and greatest can find value in Buying a Computer For Dummies, 2nd Edition. After all, your computer will be one of the most important (and expensive) purchases you'll make (after your house and car, of course). So don't leave it to chance that you end up with a computer that doesn't fit your needs.

Random House Historical Dictionary Of American Slang A G

Author: Jonathan E. Lighter
Editor: Random House Incorporated
ISBN:
Size: 13,67 MB
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A collection of American slang which includes both present-day and historical terms

The Jock And The Fat Chick

Author: Nicole Winters
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062418416
Size: 15,39 MB
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No one ever said high school was easy. In this hilarious and heartwarming debut, one high school senior has to ask himself how much he's willing to give up in order to fit in. Kevin seems to have it all: he's popular, good looking, and on his way to scoring a college hockey scholarship. However, he's keeping two big secrets. The first is that he failed an assignment and is now forced to take the most embarrassing course ever--domestic tech. The second is that he is falling for his domestic tech classmate, Claire. As far as Kevin is concerned, Claire does have it all: she's funny, smart, beautiful, and confident. But she's off-limits. Because Kevin knows what happens when someone in his group dares to date a girl who isn't a cheerleader, and there's no way he is going to put himself—or Claire—through that. But steering clear of the girl of his dreams is a lot harder than Kevin thought…especially when a cooking project they are paired together for provides the perfect opportunity for things to heat up between them outside the classroom…. Epic Reads Impulse is a digital imprint with new releases each month.

The Man Translator

Author: Alison Grambs
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0806535725
Size: 12,55 MB
Format: PDF
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Welcome to Manland! Though one of the most highly traveled destinations in the world, Manland is fraught with danger for even the smartest relationship-seeking women. The Man Translator increases your chances of survival 100 percent by translating the often tricky lexicon of manspeak into rational English: Manspeak