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Box Brown

Forfatter af Andre the Giant: Life and Legend

36+ Værker 819 Medlemmer 51 Anmeldelser

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Includes the name: Brian "Box" Brown

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Værker af Box Brown

Andre the Giant: Life and Legend (2014) 273 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
Tetris: The Games People Play (2016) — Forfatter; Illustrator — 256 eksemplarer, 17 anmeldelser
Is This Guy For Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman (2018) 66 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America (2019) — Forfatter; Illustrator — 62 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The He-Man Effect: How American Toymakers Sold You Your Childhood (2023) — Forfatter — 32 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
An Entity Observes All Things (2015) 26 eksemplarer
Child Star (2020) 20 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Love is a Peculiar Type of Thing (2009) 14 eksemplarer
The Survivalist. by Box Brown (2011) 12 eksemplarer
Number 1 (2014) 9 eksemplarer
Rugrats Vol. 1 (2018) 8 eksemplarer
Everything Dies 3 4 eksemplarer
Rugrats Vol. 2 (2018) 3 eksemplarer
Number 2 (2014) 3 eksemplarer
Everything Dies 2 3 eksemplarer
mini kuš! #6: Killman 3 eksemplarer
Beach Girls plus Dweeb (2013) 2 eksemplarer
The Mark 2 eksemplarer
Everything Dies #1 2 eksemplarer
Everything Dies 5 2 eksemplarer
Rugrats, Vol. 1 1 eksemplar
Secret Prison 7 (2012) 1 eksemplar
Everything Dies 6 1 eksemplar
André, o Gigante 1 eksemplar
Powerman (2016) 1 eksemplar
Everything Dies 4 1 eksemplar
Everything Dies #7 (2011) 1 eksemplar
Fuck Shits 1 eksemplar
Operation Pizza 1 eksemplar
The Great Disappointment (2011) 1 eksemplar
New Physics 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 (2015) — Bidragyder — 106 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Accidental Czar: The Life and Lies of Vladimir Putin (2022) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver54 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Flash Forward: An Illustrated Guide to Possible (and Not So Possible) Tomorrows (2021) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Little Nemo's big new dreams (2015) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski (2020) — Illustrator — 29 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Digestate: A Food & Eating Themed Anthology (2012) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends: A Collection of Unsolved Mysteries (2013) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose (2016) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Regular Show, Volume 9 (2017) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Brown, Brian
Fødselsdato
1980
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA

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I was a big wrestling fan in the early to mid eighties and just thrilled to bits when I heard this biography of Andre Roussimoff was coming out. I'm so pleased that it met up with my high expectations. Andre the Giant is pretty much of a legend in the secretive wrestling world of the '80s making it very hard to know where the truth ends and fabrication begins. Using artistic license to bring us a story in visual form Box Brown has done a fantastic job of putting all the most reasonable anecdotes together with the verifiable facts bringing us an inside look at this tortured man's life. He was an enigma who brought wrestling to the mainstream audience, a man with a death sentence of a disease and one who lived with perpetual pain. Hard-drinking, rude and racist he was also a kind, gentle giant faced with discrimination and this graphic biography is a wonderful portrait of the man from all angles. At the end of the book the author has compiled a Notes section which details where his information came from and how he interpreted it, which also made for interesting reading.… (mere)
 
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Nikki_in_Niagara | 20 andre anmeldelser | Jun 15, 2024 |
Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC!

This is fascinating! I love it when a graphic novel uses it's format to inform, and entertain at the same time. It was especially interesting how war, propaganda and advertising played such a huge role in our childhood memories. A fascinating (and a little terrifying!) slice of history.
 
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eboods | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 28, 2024 |
A depressing but lively look at how toy corporations have been grooming children for the past century to make them brand-loyal consumers whose nostalgia will keep them worshiping at corporate IP altars their whole lives.

The irony of course is that as Box Brown points out how nostalgia has made us marketing prisoners I spend most of the book going, "Ooh, I remember those!" as he discusses various toys and story franchises. And with his last few books about Tetris, Andre the Giant, and Andy Kaufman, Brown is no stranger to exploiting pop culture nostalgia for his own book sales.

Brown cites the Netflix "Toys That Made Us" documentary series several times. If you haven't had a chance, that show is as fun and enlightening as this.
… (mere)
 
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villemezbrown | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 12, 2023 |
Stuck between a 2/2.5 and a 3 because I enjoyed a lot of aspects of it, particularly the beginning and end which spoke more to what draws people to games and gaming in a psychological and philosophical sense. By contrast the middle section felt like a largely unbroken series of nearly identical businessmen sitting in board rooms, getting on and off planes, and arguing about contracts and the legal rights to Tetris. I get that this is actually what happened in terms of plot, but it also feels like all there is to take in visually as well. I found the graphic style pretty engaging for the most part, but I wish the bookend commentary on games and the battles over the distribution rights to Tetris were more connected thematically.… (mere)
 
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bmanglass | 16 andre anmeldelser | Aug 31, 2023 |

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Værker
36
Also by
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Medlemmer
819
Popularitet
#31,142
Vurdering
½ 3.6
Anmeldelser
51
ISBN
38
Sprog
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