Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen

eBook - 2015
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Acclaimed cartoonist Dylan Horrocks returns with a long-awaited new graphic novel, the first since his perennial classic, 1998's Hicksville. Cartoonist Sam Zabel hasn't drawn a comic in years. Stuck in a nightmare of creative block and despair, Sam spends his days writing superhero stories for a large American comics publisher and staring at a blank piece of paper, unable to draw a single line. Then one day he finds a mysterious old comic book set on Mars and is suddenly thrown headlong into a wild, fantastic journey through centuries of comics, stories, and imaginary worlds. Accompanied by a young web comic creator named Alice and an enigmatic schoolgirl with rocket boots and a bag full of comics, Sam goes in search of the Magic Pen, encountering sex-crazed aliens, medieval monks, pirates, pixies and - of course - cartoonists. Funny, erotic, and thoughtful, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen explores the pleasures, dangers, and moral consequences of fantasy.
Publisher: [United States] : Fantagraphics Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781606997901
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Horrocks, Dylan
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Feb 21, 2019

It's a be careful what you wish for/wish fulfillment consequences graphic novel for a writer block artist drawn like Herge with huge shout out on the global comic book industry & pulp books.
Definitely not for kids!

Aug 20, 2015

Immature story; cliched, hackneyed writing; umimaginative, comic book; not a graphic novel. Avoid.


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