Cover image for Drawn & quarterly. 3
Title:
Drawn & quarterly. 3
Author:
Oliveros, Chris.
Publication Information:
Montréal, Quebec : Drawn & Quarterly, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
General Note:
Anthology comic.

Spine title.
Language:
English
Contents:
The shepherd / Pentti Otsamo -- "Monsieur Jean" story / Philippe Dupuy ; Charles Berberian -- The pillow / Franco Matticchio -- Dostoyevsky comics / R. Sikoryak -- Fist to fist / Hincker Blutch -- Fourteen sketches : selected drawings from the late 20th century compiled from Seth's sketchbook, no. 4 -- The peasant and the snake / Mark Lang -- The other one / Harry Mayerovitch -- Paul apprentice, typographer / Michel Rabagliati -- The early Gasoline alley Sunday pages / Frank King.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781896597300
Format :
Book

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D&Q kicks off its tenth anniversary with this massive full-color "coffee table" book (a 9" x 12" format) featuring 176 pages of all new material. Leading off with extravagant covers and endpapers by Chris Ware, this book features a complete 55 page full color "Monsieur Jean" story by "New Yorker" artists Dupuy & Berberian, a focus on brilliant Italian cartoonist Franco Matticchio, and an exclusive 14 page "preview" of Seth's breathtaking sketchbook drawings. RAW cartoonist R. Sikoryak manages to simultaneously deconstruct both Bob Kane's Batman and Russian literature in "Dostoyevsky Comics", French cartoonist Blutch provides a brief history of boxing in "Fist To Fist", and "new" 90-year-old cartoonist Harry Mayerovitch's takes a whimsical look at the true nature of shadows! Other features include stories by Pentti Otsamo, Jason Little, and new Quebec "clear-line" cartoonist Michel Rabagliati. One of the highlights of this edition is a new, extensive archival feature focusing on one of the greatest comic strips of the 20th century, Frank King's "Gasoline Alley". Thirty full-color Sunday strips from the 1920's and 30's are reproduced here, the most comprehensive reprint sampling of King's work ever, with a rare "forward" written by Frank King himself! In honor of this section, Chris Ware's covers will be an homage to Gasoline Alley, complete with a new strip drawn in Frank King's style!D&Q kicks off its tenth anniversary with this massive full-color "coffee table" book (a 9" x 12" format) featuring almost 200 pages of all new material. Leading off with extravagant covers and endpapers by Chris Ware, this book features a complete 55 page full color "Monsieur Jean" story by "New Yorker" artists Dupuy & Berberian, a focus on brilliant Italian cartoonist Franco Matticchio, and an exclusive 14 page "preview" of Seth's breathtaking sketchbook drawings. RAW cartoonist R. Sikoryak manages to simultaneously deconstruct both Bob Kane's Batman and Russian literature in "Dostoyevsky Comics", French cartoonist Blutch provides a brief history of boxing in "Fist To Fist", and "new" 90-year-old cartoonist Harry Mayerovitch's takes a whimsical look at the true nature of shadows! Other features include stories by Pentti Otsamo, Jason Little, and new Quebec "clear-line" cartoonist Michel Rabagliati. One of the highlights of this edition is a new, extensive archival feature focusing on one of the greatest comic strips of the 20th century, Frank King's "Gasoline Alley". Thirty full-color Sunday strips from the 1920's and 30's are reproduced here, the most comprehensive reprint sampling of King's work ever, with a rare "forward" written by Frank King himself! In honor of this section, Chris Ware's covers will be an homage to Gasoline Alley, complete with a new strip drawn in Frank King's style! Edited by Chris Oliveros.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Launched some 10 years ago, this alternative-comics anthology has morphed from a four-times-yearly magazine (hence the title) to an annual coffee-table book that handsomely showcases some of the field's leading talents. The collection has an international bent, not just in its contributors, who hail from France and Switzerland as well as the U.S. and Canada, but also in its subject matter. For instance, the longest entry is a "meticulously-researched," 54-page, warts-and-all biography of Tintin creator Herge. Other highlights include R. Sikoryak's "Hester's Little Pearl," which casts the characters of "Little Lulu" in The Scarlet Letter rendered in the famous strip's style, and Hungarian-born Miriam Katin's childhood memoir of Russian tanks rolling into Budapest to crush the 1956 revolution. Yet the standout here is a 30-page section reprinting Frank King's 1920s-vintage "Gasoline Alley" Sunday strips, which prove graphically sophisticated while nostalgically evoking a simpler America. The impressive bounty displayed on this Drawn and Quarterly's oversize pages may make many adult comics fans wish the publication's frequency still lived up to its title. --Gordon Flagg


Publisher's Weekly Review

Drawn & Quarterly's significance as a comic book publisher is evident in its latest anthology, an oversized, full-color, beautifully produced paperback featuring the work of 10 cartoonists and illustrators from Europe and North America. The volume provides both a sense of comics over the last 75 years and an idea of where the medium is heading. The star of this issue is the seminal cartoonist Frank King, creator of the long-running newspaper strip, Gasoline Alley. Not only were King's Sunday strips stunningly beautiful, but he created the first "funny page" characters that actually aged. Included here is a piece written by King about Gasoline Alley, and 30 full-color Sunday strips from the '20s and '30s. A series of strips and covers drawn in King's style by celebrated comics artist Chris Ware completes the homage. R. Sikoryak's Dostoyevsky Comics is drawn in the style of Bob Kane's 1950s Batman comics, creating a strip that cleverly deconstructs the graphic novel Batman: Two-FaceÄCrime and Punishment, Russian literature and American comic books. New Yorker cartoonists Dupuy and Berberian's 55-page "Monsieur Jean" is the sophisticated story of a novelist and his rather complicated personal life. Imitating the style of an airline safety card, Jason Little's "Safety Instructions" details a sudden emergency on a Virgin airlines flight that prompts two abruptly amorous young passengers to realize they both have "things I need to do before I die." This is an impressive, wide-ranging and international collection of illustrated storytelling. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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