Meet Oldguy: your regular aging superhero whose powers have dwindled over the years, and whose very mechanics are seriously fizzling. In seriocomic misadventures, Oldguy valiantly attempts to continue his former heroism in a somewhat wry version of Faulknerian endurance, defeating his enemies time and again—if not through superhuman abilities, then at least by 'outliving the sons-a-bitches.' With comic book-style illustrations, Oldguy inhabits a space all to itself—not strictly a poetry collection, not quite a graphic novel—in a hybrid comic-chapbook sure to visually and aurally delight.
|Publisher:||Red Hen Press|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.63(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
The current Poet Laureate of Missouri, William Trowbridge is the author of six full poetry collections and three chapbooks. His new collection, Tilt-A-Whirl, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in 2017. His awards include an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholarship, a Camber Press Poetry Chapbook Award, and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Ragdale, Yaddo, and The Anderson Center. He lives in the Kansas City area
Tim Mayer is an artist working from Omaha, Nebraska. He has contributed art to projects such as The Anywhere Man, Midnight Circus, and Prophetica. He also teaches for the Art of Imagination program at the Ollie Webb Center.
What People are Saying About This
“When has geezerhood been handled so appealingly? (Well, except for those movies where Ann-Margret is inexplicably cast as a senior citizen.) Oldguy may exit the Oldguymobile creaking and farting, but comedian-con-simpatico Bill Trowbridge so ably super juggles hijinks and empathy that, despite all the geriatric odds, a true American hero is born. Don’t know a ‘Packard’ from the ‘Oscar Meyer Wienermobile,’ or ‘Roundheads’ from ‘the Blob’? Then snap your trap shut, punk, and give a listen: Oldguy’s here to save your day.”