Cover image for Roman Dirge's Lenore. Wedgies
Roman Dirge's Lenore. Wedgies
Dirge, Roman.
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Publication Information:
London : Titan Books, [2010]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Previous ed.: 2006.
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Return to the dark, surreal world of Lenore, the cute little dead girl with a knack for unintentional mayhem and occasional wanton destruction in this second instalment, beautifully and painstakingly coloured by Roman Dirge himself.

Author Notes

Roman Dirge created Lenore in 1992 for the San Diego alternative magazine Xenophobe . In 1997 he launched the Lenore comic in the US, which quickly became a publishing phenomenon. Currently Roman is working on new Lenore adventures, as well as new character Samurai Sloth.

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Booklist Review

With her pale face, huge eyes, skull barrettes, lack of a pulse, and propensity for senseless violence, Lenore could be the next full-fledged, merchandise-ready goth-girl icon. This compendium collects four comics, though there's no through line anywhere. Rather, each issue is a hodgepodge of stories, poems, twisted fables, and tattoo designs. The jokes are pretty sick and swerve between genius (the taxidermied chipmunk who bemoans his missing back half until Lenore jams a pair of Barbie legs onto it) and the uncomfortably cruel ( Kittie #53 involves the relatively straightforward drowning of a cat). What keeps it afloat for the right reader, of course is Lenore's obliviousness to wrongdoing. When she engages in 13 hours of gnome slaughter, it's only because she was overcaffeinated. It's all a lot funnier and cuter than it sounds, which is a credit to Dirge's ability to inject personality into his morbid mix of pale colors and black humor. Interestingly, Dirge's occasional autobiographical intrusions ( Things Involving Me ) steal the show.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist