This Will All End in Tears

Overview

In these five beautifully illustrated stories, Ollmann peers into the cracks of everyday life, finding inspiration in those slightly uncomfortable moments, both extraordinary and mundane, that make life ... well ... interesting. Influenced by a variety of artists such as Ben Katchor, Charles Schulz, Ralph Steadman, and Edward Gorey, Ollmann draws the inhabitants of his world with remarkable craft and an eye for detail, making each character unforgettable. "Oh Deer" tells the story of Schultz, a mild-mannered ...
See more details below
Paperback (Comics)
$15.42
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$16.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (19) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $10.72   
  • Used (16) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

In these five beautifully illustrated stories, Ollmann peers into the cracks of everyday life, finding inspiration in those slightly uncomfortable moments, both extraordinary and mundane, that make life ... well ... interesting. Influenced by a variety of artists such as Ben Katchor, Charles Schulz, Ralph Steadman, and Edward Gorey, Ollmann draws the inhabitants of his world with remarkable craft and an eye for detail, making each character unforgettable. "Oh Deer" tells the story of Schultz, a mild-mannered office drone suffering a mid-life crisis, who, instead of leather pants, buys a rifle and goes hunting with the alpha males he works with. The novice hunter gets lucky but with terrible results as he refuses to deal with the deer carcass in his garage.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Canadian artist Ollmann's new b&w collection, characters run the emotional gamut from loneliness to self-loathing and back again, with only the occasional flash of hope to light their way. Using a slightly grotesque style (bodies are generally lumpy, faces creased, mouths agape) in a tight and claustrophobic nine-panel pattern, Ollmann creates starkly told little worlds isolated in frozen angst. In "They Filmed a Movie Here Once," a devout and lonely young woman living in a small town falls for a mysterious drifter; in "Big Boned," a fat woman fights social invisibility. "Day Old" and "Oh Dear" are less successful, trading in fairly stock situations that may have made for a decent college workshop short story, but are too undeveloped to stand on their own. Ollmann finishes things off well with the final story, "En Retarde (Delayed)," about Dennis, a mechanic from a rabidly dysfunctional family (which he's tried to escape) who is forced to take care of his slow older brother when his alcoholic mother ends up in the hospital. There's not a lot of uplift here amid the shame and self-flagellating guilt, but more than enough uncompromising honesty to fill an entire book. (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897178065
  • Publisher: Insomniac Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Edition description: Comics
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Ollmann is the author of four other critically acclaimed graphic novels, Chewing on Tinfoil, This Will All End in Tears, The Big Book of Wag! And Mid-Life.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)