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Demo: The Collection
     

Demo: The Collection

by Becky Cloonan (Artist), Brian Wood
 

Twelve stories of conflicted teens grappling with love, loss, and the joy of finding your own way in life. The Eisner-nominated and critically-acclaimed series of self-contained short stories by writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan is finally collected together into this complete, bookshelf format volume.

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Twelve stories of conflicted teens grappling with love, loss, and the joy of finding your own way in life. The Eisner-nominated and critically-acclaimed series of self-contained short stories by writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan is finally collected together into this complete, bookshelf format volume.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
A young teen who suffers from painful attacks when off her meds. A college hipster who can remember everything he hears. A jaded, manic girl forced to take the shape of whatever someone wants her to be. In the world of Demo, extraordinary abilities don't come with t skintight costumes and secret identities. Telling an over-arching story in 12 parts, Wood spotlights one afflicted youth in each chapter. From its tragic but hopeful opening to the quiet romance of its closing, the collected series is an artistic triumph. Wood finds his voice in the heads of disaffected young people and the alleys and coffee shops of the big city. His knack for female characterization truly shines here, but it's Cloonan who outdoes herself, drastically altering her art style with each segment of the book, and mastering each phase of her metamorphosis. Wood and Cloonan have created a fantastical and impossible world, yet made it real for the reader while ranging far beyond a preoccupation with the grim and gritty. The small character arcs-while disturbing and disheartening at times-connect to form an uplifting series of vignettes. (Dec.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932051421
Publisher:
AiT/Planet Lar
Publication date:
12/07/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Becky Cloonan is an American comic book writer and artist known for her manga-influenced artwork. Her first major comics work came when she teamed with writer Brian Wood to create Channel Zero: Jennie One.  However, she is best-known for her second collaboration with Wood, DEMO, a 12-issue limited series that was named "Indie of the Year" by Wizard Magazine in 2004 and nominated for two Eisner Awards including Best Limited Series. In 2009 Cloonan and Wood expanded DEMO and re-published it through DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.

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