This Wasn't the Plan

nijomu
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 “A contemplative masterpiece.” -Peter Dabbene, Foreword Reviews 

“Clever… poignant and… it kind of hurts." -Ashley Victoria Robinson, Major Spoilers


Everyone tells you to follow your dreams, but what do you do if the world doesn’t care about your dreams? This Wasn’t the Plan tells three stories on this theme. In “Phantom,” Ken stands on the threshold of adolescence and his decision to sneak into his parents’ party roughly pushes him through into the world of adults. He is confronted with lessons about maturity and masculinity offered to him by his mother and the Air Force officers who surround her. In “Defrost,” Lucia has moved to the big city and intends to take the art world by storm, but her friend decides not to join her and her double-major seems to mean nothing. Yet rent must be paid and neighbors dealt with. And then there’s that thing in her fridge. “Sink” is the story of a writer whose preoccupation with his lack of success eats away at his marriage. One night, he sees Hermine, a woman who turns out to be a writer also. Interest turns to obsession, until he is confronted and forced to face reality. But fantasies never die; they just find a new outlet.

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About the author

Nick Mullins is a comics artist whose work explores the tensions between individual identity and societal expectation, looking not only at how personal narrative resists social paradigm but also what happens when both break down. Some common themes include family, art, and gender. His work has been recognized for its formal innovation and emotional honesty. Some of his shorter work has been published in The Nashville Review, Fourteen Hills, and Red Fez. His longer works include Carnivale: a Kit Kaleidoscope Story and Holiday Funeral

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Publisher
nijomu
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Published on
Nov 2, 2018
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Pages
120
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ISBN
9780692925225
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Language
English
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Genres
Comics & Graphic Novels / General
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
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Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel. A New York Times Bestseller! "Remarkable."-- Leo Carey, The New Yorker "... dark, fearsomely complex..."-- Douglas Wolk, Publishers Weekly "My all-time favorite graphic novel... an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century."-- Warren Ellis, Entertainment Weekly "Moore's works have often defied the public's expectations of the medium, and his most ambitious work, the massive graphic novel From Hell, is no exception... The result is at once a meditation on evil, a police procedural and a commentary on Victorian England. ... an impressive piece of work."-- Patrick Day, The Los Angeles Times "... a massive exploration of the Jack The Ripper murders that incorporates British history, Masonic ritual, and London geography in a fascinating and horrifying conspiracy theory."-- Tasha Robinson, The AV Club From Hell is the story of Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most infamous man in the annals of murder. Detailing the events leading up to the Whitechapel killings and the cover-up that followed, From Hell is a meditation on the mind of a madman whose savagery and violence gave birth to the 20th century. The serialized story, presented in its entirety in this volume, has garnered widespread attention from critics and scholars, and has been adapted into a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham. Often regarded as one of the most significant graphic novels ever published, From Hell combines meticulous research with educated speculation, resulting in a masterpiece of historical fiction both compelling and terrifying.
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