Time is money: It’s time to pre-order Eddie Campbell’s Lovely Horrible Stuff!
One of the greatest cartoonists in the game, the man behind ALEC: THE YEARS HAVE PANTS, THE PLAYWRIGHT, and FROM HELL, is back — with a gorgeous new hardcover graphic novel. And it’s on the most fundamental of topics: MONEY.
“One of the premier cartoonists of his generation.” — Publishers Weekly
“No one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and elegance.” — Booklist
Eddie Campbell’s THE LOVELY HORRIBLE STUFF is a delightful autobiographical voyage into the financial wilderness, ranging from the imaginary wealth of Ponzi schemes to the all-too-tangible stone currency of the Micronesian island of Yap.
This is no dry and dusty treatise on finance; any complexities are pleasingly reduced to the level of bubblegum trading cards. In here you will hear about the corporation that Campbell keeps under his bed; you will meet colorful historical characters and be taken on dangerous shark-infested sea adventures; and after that, we will all plunge to the depths to retrieve our loose change.
Campbell’s wry eye and vivid full-color artwork imbue the proceedings with real humanity, making THE LOVELY HORRIBLE STUFF an investment that’s worth every penny.
It’s being offered in the current Diamond Previews catalog, so pre-order now!
THE LOVELY HORRIBLE STUFF by Eddie Campbell
— 96-page deluxe hardcover
— 6.5″ x 9″, full-color graphic novel
— For mature readers (16+)
— ISBN 978-1-60309-152-7
— Diamond DM code: MAR12-1193
— $14.95 (US)
— Co-published by Top Shelf Productions (US) and Knockabout (UK)
Also re-offered in Diamond Previews this month are two of Eddie’s most amazing works: the autobiographical epic ALEC: THE YEARS HAVE PANTS and the colorfully quiet comedy about the creative life, THE PLAYWRIGHT. Take the chance to fill out your Eddie Campbell library!
This truly remarkable book is already building buzz as an intelligent, gorgeous, and charming story about teenage adventure and human ignorance. And now you can grab your copy! Pat’s handsome hardcover is IN STOCK NOW at our web store as well as comic shops near you. Click here for details!
“An affecting coming-of-age graphic memoir.” — Paul Gravett, author of Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life
“Complex and beautiful… an uncommonly sophisticated look at prejudice and localism.” — Andy Khouri, ComicsAlliance
“While this graphic novel is strongly rooted in its Australian setting, the thorny questions of cultural identity, assimilation, and inexorable change are applicable to any place that sets up divides between people. So, to everywhere.” — Ian Chipman, Booklist
“A sea-polished, perfect nugget of a book.” — Craig Thompson, author of Blankets
BLUE by Pat Grant
–96-page hardcover graphic novel with 2-color interiors
–9.4″ x 6.6″ (landscape format)
–Older teens (16+) and adults
–Diamond order code: JAN12-1268