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Forlorn Funnies,9781606993859

Forlorn Funnies

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 12/6/2020
Publisher(s): Fantagraphics Books
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Forlorn Funnies Volume 1 wrangles the new and disparate inhabitants of oneskull: that of acclaimed cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier, author of the graphicnovels Mother, Come Home and The Three Paradoxes. The centerpiece of the issue is Act One of #x1C;Obvious Amenities,#x1D; the story ofEdward Molson, salesman. After the untimely osprey-induced death of a coworker,Molson is thrust into a cross-country speaking engagement, a chance torevisit youthful diversions, and a potential extra-marital love affair. But for now,he has to walk his wife#x19;s dog. Again. Volume 1 also includes: #x1C;Huge Suit and The Sea,#x1D; featuring the deity/fate/deus ex machina Huge Suit prodding andpoking at the destiny of a relentlessly smiley boatman; a short prose story, #x1C;Whither Mountain Man,#x1D; following a namelessprotagonist on his search for a mythological beast sighted in the hills of an early 1900#x19;s Montana; Chapter 1 of #x1C;TheEpistemics,#x1D; which follows a team of military specialists and scientists in their role in the colonization of the planetThemis IV. Science fiction to surrealism, period pieces to the modern quotidian. These stories, in concert with shorter experimentsand gags, all squeeze themselves between the covers of this first volume of Forlorn Funnies, an ongoing collection of storiesby one of our most skillful and prolific cartoonists that promises to be unpredictable and enthralling.

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