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Title:
Julius Knipl, real estate photographer
Author:
Katchor, Ben.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Julius Knipl, real estate photographer. Selections
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown and Co., [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
106 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Selections from the author's comic strip, Julius Knipl, real estate photographer.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316482943
Format :
Book

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Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library PN6727.K28 J85 1996 Graphic Novel Central Library
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Summary

Summary

Ben Katchor's dreamscape is peopled by transistor radio listeners, door-knob triers, false eyebrow importers, and a late-night-perambulating real estate photographer named Julius Knipl. The vaguely melancholy stories in his eight-panel comic strips reflect a fondness for the forgotten, the obscure, and the merely overlooked. What happens to the city's wholesale calendar salesmen in February? Who buys last year's tinned seedless grapes? Katchor's shadowed line drawings of a gray metropolis evoke musty smells, the shuffling steps of retirees, and a proliferating autumnal chill. Readers who enjoy his work in their local weekly papers, as well as NPR listeners who have been held captive by the "Knipl Radio-Cartoons" will be glad to linger a little longer in the dream life of Katchor's world.


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