Cartoon Clouds

Fantagraphics Books
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 Joseph Remnant’s first original graphic novel Cartoon Clouds follows the recent art school graduate Seth Fallon and his three friends as they try to navigate that anxiety fueled time between finishing school and trying to figure out what the hell they’re going to do with the rest of their lives. With a mountain of debt and no clear path to financial or emotional stability, Seth struggles to find a creative direction that won’t leave him homeless. In this world of fashion conscious art snobs, talentless social media “gurus,” and drug addled, trust fund hipsters, he tries to hold on to the few meaningful relationships he has when the institution that held them together is no longer a part of their lives. Drawn in a naturalistic style while never losing its essential cartoon idiom and written as an ongoing conversation among the characters that uncannily captures the preoccupations, fears, and ambitions of twentysomethings embarking upon their life, the philosophical nature of Cartoon Clouds is reminiscent of the films of Erich Rhoemer or Noah Baumbach. Cartoonist Joseph Remnant has been a prominent presence in the cartooning scene over the last decade, self-publishing his own comic book Blindspot, illustrating Harvey Pekar’s acclaimed Cleveland, and appearing in such magazines as The Believer
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About the author

JosephRemnant is a cartoonist from Los Angeles,California. He created the comic book series Blindspot and drew the graphic novel Harvey Pekar's Cleveland.

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Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
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Published on
Mar 17, 2017
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Pages
120
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ISBN
9781606999394
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Language
English
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Genres
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
Young Adult Fiction / Boys & Men
Young Adult Fiction / Careers, Occupations, Internships
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–One of the very greatest works by that unique and irreplaceable American voice, the truly splendorous Harvey Pekar... graced by the impeccable and poignant artistry of Joseph Remnant.” -- From the introduction by Alan Moore "A must for graphic-novel, Americana, and localism buffs alike."-- Booklist (starred review) "Often insightful, and unafraid to show himself in an extremely uncomplimentary light, Pekar illustrates 70 years of recent history as seen through the eyes of one gloomy but talented pessimist... Remnant brings this very personal history to vibrant life with his own flair for the charm of the ordinary. Cleveland will stand as a must-have volume in Pekar's body of work."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) A lifelong resident of Cleveland, Ohio, Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) pioneered autobiographical comics, mining the mundane for magic since 1976 in his critically acclaimed series American Splendor. Harvey Pekar's Cleveland is sadly one of his last, but happily one of his most definitive graphic novels. It presents key moments and characters from the city's history, intertwined with Harvey's own ups and downs, as relayed to us by Our Man and meticulously researched and rendered by artist Joseph Remnant. At once a history of Cleveland and a portrait of Harvey, it's a tribute to the ordinary greatness of both. "America's poet-comic-laureate of curmudgeonhood is sorely missed, but thankfully, this posthumous book, like Hamlet's father, is here to remind us of the great man, the great Pekar."-- Jonathan Ames, author and creator of HBO's Bored to Death
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