Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers

Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers

by Craig Yoe
     
 

Presenting the first-ever collection of Golden Age comic-book visionary Boody Rogers's wacky, weird, wild and sexy yarns, culled from the pages of such forgotten classics as Babe, Darling of the Hills and Sparky Watts.See more details below

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Presenting the first-ever collection of Golden Age comic-book visionary Boody Rogers's wacky, weird, wild and sexy yarns, culled from the pages of such forgotten classics as Babe, Darling of the Hills and Sparky Watts.

Editorial Reviews

Brian Heater - The Daily Cross Hatch
“[Rogers’s] imagination was clearly light year beyond many of his contemporaries…a cartoonist’s cartoonist.”
Michael C. Lorah - Newsarama
“Nearly everyone who’s come across his work had come away an admirer…Boody Rogers's comics are truly unlike anything else.”
The Onion A.V. Club
“Funny with a touch of madness.”
Rod Lott - Bookgasm
“Rogers defiantly was ahead of his time, demonstrating more zeal for the medium than much of his contemporaries.”
Gordon Flagg - Booklist
“If anyone is a comic-book pioneer, it’s Boody Rogers.”
Paul Constant - The Stranger
“Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers is a real revelation... Boody Rogers' stories... don't seem to follow narrative structure. They're like Robert Crumb crossed with Li'l Abner. And they are amazing. This is the book to get if you think you know anything about comic book history; it will show you something you never would have thought existed.”
Tom Batten - Brick Weekly
“If Hanks’s stories were fascinating for their anger, lunacy, and wild urgency, then these rediscovered gems are a revelation for being every bit as strange, but seemingly on purpose. It’s akin to David Bowie coming along and taking the unstoppable id of The Ramones and The Stooges and crafting something much more complex and layered... Get it together, America. Check out this strange book and dare to dream, one last time, because dark days are ahead, and when the bullets start flying you’ll wish you spent more time laughing.”
The Oklahoma Gazette
“Publisher Fantagraphics has restored the color and images to its typical standards of quality...not to mention standards of unapologetic weirdness.”
Robert Williams
“Boody Rogers’s work was and is a visual storm front that keeps you turning pages. I only wish our more legitimate fine art doyens and high cultured dictators of today could bring themselves down to this level of imaginative epiphany.”
Michael H. Price - Fort Worth Business Press
“A 144-page whopper, rich in humor and dreamlike oddities.”
Nick Gazin - Vice
“This is one of the funniest comics I’ve ever read, and all I do is read comics…Just looking at his drawings makes me laugh…This book is essential. Get it or get out.”
Erik Hinton - PopMatters
“Boody's absurdism is patently blue-collar. There is nothing heady or cynical or mean-spirited in these strips. They owe far more to the tradition of wives tales and folk legends than Kafka. As their syndication would likely demand, Boody’s bizarre comics are Golden Age nuggets of an off-kilter author who found a particular release in his medium.”
Mike Carey
“Utterly fantastic.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560979616
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
04/20/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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