No other comic strip combines such a rich imagination, dazzling perspective and sweet substance as Rose is Rose. In each installment, cartoonist Pat Brady presents a loving and funny family that fans simply want to be a part of.In The Irresistible Rose is Rose, Brady plays up Rose's active fantasy world. Through one or two clever flip-art sequences she morphs into her alter ego, the leather-clad biker sexpot, Vicki the Biker. In this fourth Rose is Rose collection, Rose's playful nature is complemented by her son Pasquale's wild dream life and the constant devotion from her adoring husband Jimbo.The strip has received many accolades, including the prestigious Wilbur Award from the Religious Public Relations Council, and has been nominated five times for Best Newspaper Comic Strip by the National Cartoonists Society. Rose is Rose appears in over 500 newspapers. Fans will find this collection completely irresistible!Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Pat Brady started submitting strips to newspapers at age 11. He studied art and creative writing at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1969. Nominated in 1997, 1998, and 1999 for the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society, Brady lives in the Midwest.
|Publisher:||Andrews McMeel Publishing|
|Edition description:||Original ed.|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Pat Brady started submitting strips to newspapers at age 11. He studied art and creative writing at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1969. Nominated in 1997, 1998, and 1999 for the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society, Brady lives in the Midwest.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Rose is Rose" is a refreshing comic strip in a world of put-down, insult-humor. The strip focuses on Rose and Jimbo Gumbo, their son Pasquale, and the cat, Peekaboo. Rose is a loving wife and mother, though she sometimes find she needs her alter-ego, Vicki the Biker Chick, to help her with those problems requiring a fearless and highly-opinionated personality (Vicki has a habit of riding her Harley into the unknown, speaking up when Rose is shy, and cooking rattlesnake chili). Jimbo writes love notes and hides them for his wife, is his son's hero, and fights the cat for his favorite chair; he's the dad we all wish we had. Pasquale is an imaginative boy who adores school and is protected at all times by his guardian angel (who usually appears identical to Pasquale, but with wings, a halo, and wearing a heavenly robe - but can morph into a skyscraper-tall warrior with sword and shield if needed). Pasquale's daily life includes battles with the drain-monster (who yearns to munch kiddie-toes), Play-Doh modeling, and nightly travels in his dreamship. Peekaboo is the cat's meow, and is every cat you've ever known personified. There's also spoiled cousin Clem, the local neighbors, a Let-It-Be Tree, Pasquale's Echo, Peekaboo's animal friends, Jimbo's zen garbage moments, garlic breath, and Meemaw (grandma)! A guaranteed mood-enhancer.