Tune: Still Life

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In the second installment of the TUNE series of graphic novels, our hapless hero Andy Go is settling into life in an alien zoo...as one of the exhibits. It's not so bad: the food is good, and his environment is a perfect copy of his house back on Earth. But everything falls to pieces when Andy realizes he's been tricked: there will be no weekend visits back to Earth, as he was promised, and his contract doesn't last one year...it lasts a lifetime.

 

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Overview

In the second installment of the TUNE series of graphic novels, our hapless hero Andy Go is settling into life in an alien zoo...as one of the exhibits. It's not so bad: the food is good, and his environment is a perfect copy of his house back on Earth. But everything falls to pieces when Andy realizes he's been tricked: there will be no weekend visits back to Earth, as he was promised, and his contract doesn't last one year...it lasts a lifetime.

 

Funny, sweet, and incredibly goofy, TUNE is Derek Kirk Kim writing at the top of his talents. Tune: Still Life introduces artist Les McClaine, who brings a new level of sensitivity to the story. Fans of the first volume will be delighted by this new entry in the series.

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Children's Literature - Raina Sedore
Uh oh! Andy has accidentally signed on to be a featured attraction at an alien zoo! In this second volume of the “Tune” series, we learn about Andy’s early days as a captive display. There are certain advantages to being asked to do nothing but live in a full-scale replica of your house for the rest of your life. But he only recently discovered that his long-time crush reciprocated his feelings! He has to get back to Earth! This volume introduces the illustrations of Les McClaine, in place of the work of the original illustrator (and writer) Derek Kirk Kim. The transition between illustrators is seamless, and most readers will not even notice the new hand. Andy’s story is still told using panels which float around the page, befitting the space setting. Andy himself is still a somewhat feckless and relatable character. This is not a story targeting a teen audience, and thus includes frank depictions of the realities of life. However, it is a thought-provoking scenario, and many will enjoy reading about the pros and cons of living responsibility free beyond confinement. Book two in the “Tune” series. Reviewer: Raina Sedore; Ages 16 up.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596437609
  • Publisher: First Second
  • Publication date: 11/12/2013
  • Series: Tune Series , #2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 470,392
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Derek Kirk Kim is the award-winning author and filmmaker behind “Same Difference,” “Mythomania,” “Good As Lily”(with Jesse Hamm), and “The Eternal Smile”(with Gene Luen Yang). He has also contributed stories and artwork to numerous anthologies including “Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall,” “Flight, Volume 1,” and “Bizarro World.”

 

Les McClaine is the Eisner-nominated author of “Johnny Crossbones,” “Life With Leslie,” “Repeat Until Death,” and “Highway 13.” He has also illustrated numerous comics including “The Tick” and “The Middleman.” In 2008, “The Middleman” was made into a TV series for ABC Family.

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