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Comics Class
     

Comics Class

by Matthew Forsythe
 

Matthew Forsythe imparts his unique brand of comics knowledge in Comics Class a loosely-drawn, quasi-autobiographical comic about the comics class Forsythe once taught. Hegelian dialectics, sexual politics and the detestable use of clipart in comics are just some of the issues that Forsythe tackles with his disaffected class of 11-year-olds––that

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Matthew Forsythe imparts his unique brand of comics knowledge in Comics Class a loosely-drawn, quasi-autobiographical comic about the comics class Forsythe once taught. Hegelian dialectics, sexual politics and the detestable use of clipart in comics are just some of the issues that Forsythe tackles with his disaffected class of 11-year-olds––that is when he isn’t challenging them to arm wrestle.

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“Somewhat self deprecating and caricatural…the book is a light and easy read whose charm and fun derives very much from its main character—a deluded idealist who does not seem to learn the most important lessons—nobody cares.” Ricardo Baptista, Planeta Satélite

“Being a release from Koyama Press, Comics Class is in a well-put-together but readable package with a good paper stock and cool textured cover, giving it a handmade feel. Well worth a five-dollar commitment for some good laughs.” – Danny Djeljosevic, Comics Bulletin

"Comics Class manages to give a primer-level introduction to the creative tension and construction of comics, wrapped in some very funny tales out of school tinged with despair and the blunt truths that come out of children’s mouths." - David Berry,National Post

"Comics Class is satiric and heavily self-deprecatory, as Forsythe lampoons his own persona as artist and teacher on page after page...This is a funny series of events that falls outside of the art object aesthetic of Drawn & Quarterly. Forsythe's self-loathing sense of comic timing is sharp...This book is full of such comic beats and well-constructed gags." - Rob Clough, High Low

"Matthew Forsythe gives a highly exaggerated account of the time he taught COMICS CLASS, in a fun, square-sized mini paperback from Koyama Press. You know it’s highly exaggerated because one kid stands on his desk and reaches for a noose while saying, 'I can’t take it anymore.' This is all part of its charm, and COMICS CLASS is nothing if not full of that. Forsythe’s humor is wry without becoming raw, and his simple drawing style conveys genuine warmth." - Rod Lott, Bookgasm

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780986873966
Publisher:
Koyama Press
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Pages:
44
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Matthew Forsythe is a Doug Wright Award-winning and Eisner nominated illustrator and cartoonist based in Los Angeles. Forsythe is the author of Ojingogo (Drawn and Quarterly, 2008) and the illustrator of My Name is Elizabeth! (Kids Can, 2011). He is also a character designer for the wildly popular and critically acclaimed Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. His illustrations have graced magazines and websites around the world including The New York Times, The Walrus and The Wall Street Journal.

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