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Palookaville #22
by Seth


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A collection of wry, meditative comics from the cartoonist and Lemony Snicket illustrator

In what has become his calling card, the cartoonist Seth lovingly and exquisitely designs "Palookaville #22," adorning the cover with green foil, and the interior with gatefolds and ornate endpapers.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A collection of wry, meditative comics from the cartoonist and Lemony Snicket illustrator

In what has become his calling card, the cartoonist Seth lovingly and exquisitely designs "Palookaville #22," adorning the cover with green foil, and the interior with gatefolds and ornate endpapers. On sumptuous display is Seth's continual exploration of the past and the search for resonance in the dusty corners of his consciousness. In three separate sections, this bittersweet reconciliation with the past and bygone eras manifests both in his comics and his non-comics art.
Readers will return to the world of Dominion, where Abe and Simon Matchcard of "Clyde Fans" are engaged in a war of the words over the slow, painful disintegration of their family business. Their disagreement leads Abe to visit an old flame and further ensue in a battle of memories, in the conclusion of part four of Seth's long running and acclaimed narrative.
In chapter two of his autobiographical serial "Nothing Lasts," Seth revisits his small town Ontario childhood. He explores his town's library, drug store, and post office, places whose daily presence in his young life provided comfort and stability amid the school taunts, the many moves Seth's family endured, and his parents' unhappy marriage.
Each volume of "Palookaville" treats readers to a new facet of Seth's creative output. Volume 22 features a photo essay of the fictional history he created for the actual Crown Barber Shop in Guelph, Ontario, owned and operated by his wife Tania, complete with a comic on the art of barbering.
The "Palookaville" digest is the grand endeavour of one of Canada's greatest artists.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781770461635
  • ISBN-10: 1770461639
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 120


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Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Literary

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-06-01
  • Reviewer: Staff

This intermittent anthology—the last volume was published in 2013—starts with part four of Seth’s (George Sprott) industrial and family drama “Clyde Fans,” in which the family-run fan factory nears closure, and the two Matchcard brothers hash out past incidents. A shorter piece shows work he created for his wife’s retro barbershop. The center of the book is the second part of “Nothing Lasts” (part one is in Palookaville 21), a memoir that unfolds through memories of the houses and apartments Seth lived in as a kid. In Seth’s meticulous, exquisitely rendered environment, objects and buildings are markers and emotional containers that elicit specific recollections, usually traumatic. At times poetic, at others obsessive, Seth’s fictional and autobiographical worlds unfold in an eerie blue shadow. The stories’ tone and pacing accentuate the alienation and loneliness the characters feel—most significantly Seth himself, as he relates his creative and emotional kinship with comics, both as what saved him and what destroyed any chance of connection with others. (May)

 
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