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Dream Fossil : The Complete Stories of Satoshi Kon
by Satoshi Kon


Overview - Dream Fossil is a collection of 15 short stories by the late Satoshi Kon. These stories, serialized in a variety of magazines in the 1980's, give a rare glimpse into the early stages of Kon's uniquely compelling style of storytelling. The buds of dream-like themes and imaginative worldviews that would blossom in his later animated works are also readily apparent.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Dream Fossil is a collection of 15 short stories by the late Satoshi Kon. These stories, serialized in a variety of magazines in the 1980's, give a rare glimpse into the early stages of Kon's uniquely compelling style of storytelling. The buds of dream-like themes and imaginative worldviews that would blossom in his later animated works are also readily apparent. Yes the flights of fancy are anchored by knowing, empathetic portrayals of the very human nature of each story.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781941220245
  • ISBN-10: 194122024X
  • Publisher: Vertical Comics
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 520


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-08-31
  • Reviewer: Staff

The late Kon (1963-2010), a film director, is known for his award-winning existential animated films (Tokyo Godfathers; Paprika) that question the nature of reality and fantasy through female leads, but these 16 short comics—averaging 20–30 pages each—focus on the lives of young men in a straightforward, realistic storytelling style aimed at adults. From tales of baseball clubs and drinking groups to medieval war stories, most of the comics deal with high school and college students as they navigate social expectations, life milestones, and interactions with girls. Light-hearted innocence and ubiquitous hope infuse each charming story, and an impressive range of true-to-life characters keeps things fresh. Some American-style lettering conventions confuse speakers from time to time, but each successive story improves upon the last. The collection is far approachable than his previous book, Opus, in part because it's fully finished, but also because of the mastery of literary craft that shown in these tight-knit stories. (May)

 
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