Flannery O'Connor: The Cartoons

Flannery O'Connor: The Cartoons

by Flannery O'Connor
     
 

Before she became a literary legend, she wanted to be a cartoonist.See more details below

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Before she became a literary legend, she wanted to be a cartoonist.

Editorial Reviews

Stephen Maine - Art in America
“...[A] revelatory new book... While her cartoons only hint at the fully drawn grotesques of O'Connor's mature fiction, they foreshadow her vividly imagistic prose and close observation of her characters' quirks and foibles­ — and, in their own right, they are delightful.”
Culture
“She was a master of Southern Gothic literature... But in the early ‘40s, Flannery O’Connor drew raw and biting comics, which are now collected in Flannery O’Connor:The Cartoons. Mostly tackling school and propriety, they’re a pitch­-black hoot.”
Under the Radar
“The images – rendered in black­-and­-white in a stylistically wobbly hand – demonstrate the thinly veiled dark humor and snappy dialogue O’Connor would come to perfect in her short stories. She was often the butt of her own jokes: the none­-too­-perfect girl. . . An engrossing and entertaining look at the blossoming talents of one of literature’s great iconoclasts.”
Daniel Elkin - Comics Bulletin
“Here are the early ejaculations from the primordial form of what was to become one of the great American writers. Here is Flannery O'Connor as she is formulating her unique vision of America... I personally wish to thank Fantagraphics for... publishing this book, if for no other reason than to put Flannery O'Connor back into the pop culture discussion.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606994795
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
07/16/2012
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
865,087
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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