Palookaville 22

Category: Book
By (author): Seth
Subject:  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary
  WEIRD / Graphic Novels
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Published: April 2015
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 120
Size: 8.70in x 6.70in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*A collection of wry, meditative comics from the cartoonist and Lemony Snicket illustrator Palookaville # 22 is a new collection of work from It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken 's Seth. This installment of Seth's critically acclaimed one-man anthology features an autobiographical comic about his childhood, part four of his long-running Clyde Fans serial, a photo essay about a barbershop he designed, and a comic strip about the art of barbering. "Nothing Lasts" revisits Seth's childhood in 1960s Ontario, with a special focus on the salvation that he found in library books and drugstore comic books. Drawn in the sketchbook style Seth popularized in Wimbledon Green and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, "Nothing Lasts" offers a glimpse at the agonies of adolescence for a shy, often alienated, small-town teen. The Clyde Fans chapter included here shows the conclusion of brothers Abe and Simon Matchcard's first lengthy conversation, and Abe's pensive, self-questioning mood as he drives back to Dominion to meet up with his old flame, Alice. Rounding out the collection is a photo essay on Seth's wife's barbershop, the Crown Barbershop, and a short story in comics form about barbering. Palookaville # 22 displays the range of Seth's cartooning and design career, and is a thing of beauty from cover to cover.
Review Quote*Seth is one of our premiere artists of isolation in any medium. - National Post "[ Palookaville # 21 ] allows for a fuller manifestation of Seth's . . . aesthetic . . . Consummately iconographic . . . Rich with longing, haunted memory, and masterful control." - The A.V. Club
Biographical NoteSeth has been producing comic art for twenty years. His books include Its a Good Life, If You Dont Weaken ; Wimbledon Green ; and George Sprott. Apart from comics, he is the illustrator for the Lemony Snicket All the Wrong Questions series. He is also the designer behind the Complete Peanuts series. From his home in Guelph, Ontario, he does illustrations for numerous magazines, including The New Yorker.