A. L. I. E. E. E. N.: Archives of Lost Issues and Earthly Editions of Extraterrestrial Novelties

A. L. I. E. E. E. N.: Archives of Lost Issues and Earthly Editions of Extraterrestrial Novelties

by Lewis Trondheim

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Overview

Beaten up, tattered, and weather worn, this volume has crossed through space to become the first extra-terrestrial comic book in print on earth. The language and even the alphabet are alien, but as human readers will soon discover, the themes and stories are universal. These interwoven stories and vignettes start out quite simply, but a darker, more complex side is gradually revealed as alien characters act out very human problems, from peer pressure to intolerance to the challenges of friendship. Beneath its apparently childlike and cartoony style, A.L.I.E.E.E.N. explores human nature, cruelty, and kindness with surprising depth and loads of humor.

 

A.L.I.E.E.E.N. is a nominee for the 2007 Eisner Awards for Best U.S. Edition of International Material and Best Writer/Artist - Humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596430952
Publisher: First Second
Publication date: 05/02/2006
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.96(w) x 8.35(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

A phenomenally prolific and well-regarded artist and writer, Lewis Trondheim has published more than 35 books in the last ten years. He is one of the leading figures in French comics, and is a cofounder of the alternative publishing house L'Association. Hilarious and caustic, he has a huge international following.

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A. L. I. E. E. E. N.: Archives of Lost Issues and Earthly Editions of Extraterrestrial Novelties 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
dr_zirk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A.L.I.E.E.E.N is slight but entertaining, a pattern that should be familiar to those who have already been exposed to the work of Lewis Trondheim. The alien setting and dialogue dislocate the reader, and the oddly disturbing scenarios are certainly thought-provoking. There's nothing particularly deep in these pages, but Trondheim's ability to mashup the cute with the chaotic makes for a fun read.
tessa.barber on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A.L.I.E.E.E.N. does what I hope to have done to me every time I sit down with a book: totally entertains, makes me forget about criticism, and causes me to question my reactions to what is happening in the story. Because the premise of the book is that it is an alien artifact, I had to ask myself where I was coming from, and where the book was coming from, and where we met. And, happily, in the end the book also remained as a simple pleasure of great, inventive cartooning.
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