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Sunny Side Down: A Collection of Tales of Mere Existence
     

Sunny Side Down: A Collection of Tales of Mere Existence

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by Lev Yilmaz
 

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Lev is just like any other young, urban sub-professional who sees the world through inch-thick goggles of self-consciousness. Armed only with insecurity, doubt, and a seemingly inadvisable tenacity, Lev trudges through his days furiously analyzing himself and the world around him, desperately trying to figure out where he fits in.

If you have ever felt like

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Lev is just like any other young, urban sub-professional who sees the world through inch-thick goggles of self-consciousness. Armed only with insecurity, doubt, and a seemingly inadvisable tenacity, Lev trudges through his days furiously analyzing himself and the world around him, desperately trying to figure out where he fits in.

If you have ever felt like a perpetual square peg in a world of round holes, you have found a kindred spirit.

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Publishers Weekly

YouTube-hit Yilmaz made a name for himself through charming animations of his daily life. Shorts such as "A Conversation with My Mother" and "How I Learned About Girls" remain hits. Now, Yilmaz turns his sensibility to the printed page, adapting some of his video tales to print and writing original comics on various phases of life: childhood, high school, college and that miserable period after college when nothing seems quite right and we have to find our own direction. In this volume, Yilmaz shows off his excellent drawing skills and a quirky worldview, but the print version of his autobiography isn't as successful without his wry narration and the fascination of watching a drawing come to life in an animation. Still, sections like "Psychoanalysis of Playtime" and "Some Childhood Fears" combine a great memory for one's past with clear, crisp art. In the last section, Yilmaz struggles for the detachment that makes his online videos both sympathetic and insightful. It's a brave thing for a young artist to do and bodes well for Yilmaz's future work, even if something is lost to the reader of this book. (Mar.)

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From the Publisher
"Lev Yilmaz is a demented and troubled young man. But he's demented and troubled in the same ways as the rest of us, which is what makes this book so funny, captivating, and identifiable. I'm a fan." — Davy Rothbart, creator of Found magazine, and author of The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas

"Sunny Side Down is either a really happy book about misery...or a miserable book about happiness. Either way, Lev Yilmaz is among my favorite depressed authors who is not dead." — David Nadelberg, Author, Mortified

"Hilariously insightful comics for the modern bachelor, and the women who dump him." — Keith Knight, author of K Chronicles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439100431
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
45 MB
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Sunny Side Down: A Collection of Tales of Mere Existence 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MRW More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be one of the only books that I have read in a long time that I actually wanted to keep reading. I felt that the book could really connect to the reader and at no point did I find myself bored. Thanks to this book I have learned about the life of Lev and how I can learn from his mistakes. The only complaint I have is that it was a little too fast of a read and occasionally a little depressing. But in my mind this is as close as perfect a book can get. Thanks, Reed.
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Chancie More than 1 year ago
Full of good comics from the web series from the author, but I found some new ones too. Read it with a grain of salt and try to keep in mind that life isn't all as bad as he makes it seems. A fun read but maybe a bit of a downer for those optimistic at heart.
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