The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade: The 11 1/2 Anniversary Edition

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Overview

 
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Entitled The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade, it details the history of a comic strip called Penny Arcade. The comic appears to catalog the lives of two young men who are utterly steeped in popular culture.

Each chapter gathers into a coherent beam of savory trivia, strange facts, formerly mysterious origins, biographical information, interviews, inaugural conventions, an unlikely charity, and comic strips. You get the sense that some of the content may be apocryphal—for example, the part where they eat a whole wolf basically comes out of nowhere. Also, if one of them really did become “King of the Britons,” you’re sure you would have heard about it somewhere else.
 
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You close the book and place it back on the shelf. Maybe next time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345512260
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 9.26 (w) x 12.18 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

JERRY HOLKINS is the writer of the webcomic Penny Arcade. Holkins also writes the majority of the news posts or rants that accompany each comic. His other exploits include being a lead singer/guitarist in a band called The Fine Print, whose works are freely available over the internet. In the webcomic, his alter ego is known as Tycho Brahe. Holkins lives in the Seattle, Washington area.

 

MIKE KRAHULIK is the artist for the webcomic Penny Arcade. Krahulik credits cartoonist Stephen Silver as a major influence on his drawing style, which has continued to evolve since he began drawing Penny Arcade in 1998. He also provided the illustrations for the cover of the book Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi, and artwork for the Daily Victim, a regular feature that used to run on GameSpy.com. In the webcomic, his alter ego is Jonathan Gabriel, or simply Gabe. Krahulik lives in the Seattle, Washington area.

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    Why are you reading this, BUY IT NOW!!!

    This book is about the history of one of the most influential series out there on the web. Following the adventures of Gabe and Tycho, from humble beginnings to present day gags, this is a heaping trove of knowledge that has over a decade of information that will satisfy any fan! Full of secrets and easter eggs that you might have missed the first time around, now is your chance to catch it and brag to your friends about what you know and they don't. This is truly a tome for all (above the age of 17) to read and enjoy. So with that, why are you still reading this, go and buy this now!

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