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Noah Van Sciver

Forfatter af Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography

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Værker af Noah Van Sciver

Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography (2019) — Illustrator — 69 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Fante Bukowski (2015) 69 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln (2012) 67 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Disquiet (2016) 34 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Saint Cole (2015) 34 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Fante Bukowski Two (2017) 31 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Joseph Smith and the Mormons (2022) 29 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski (2020) — Forfatter; Illustrator — 29 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
One Dirty Tree (2018) 28 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Johnny Appleseed: Green Dreamer of the American Frontier (2017) — Illustrator — 24 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Youth Is Wasted (2014) 19 eksemplarer
Please Don't Step On My JNCO Jeans (2020) 19 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Fante Bukowski Three: A Perfect Failure (2018) 18 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
As a Cartoonist (2022) 17 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Paul Bunyan: The Invention of an American Legend (2023) — Forfatter — 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Blammo #6 5 eksemplarer
Mini Kuš!, 62: His Last Comic (2018) 4 eksemplarer
Blammo #9 (2016) 4 eksemplarer
Blammo #7 3 eksemplarer
Constant Companion (2018) 3 eksemplarer
Weekend For Two 2 eksemplarer
Slow Graffiti (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Blammo #8 (1913) 2 eksemplarer
Le Bord du gouffre (2020) 1 eksemplar
Slow Graffiti 1 eksemplar
Dueling 1 eksemplar
Inquietudine (2017) 1 eksemplar
Slow Graffiti #3 1 eksemplar
My Hot Date 1 eksemplar
Cheer Up (2015) 1 eksemplar
Weekend Alone 1 eksemplar
Blammo 1 eksemplar
Blammo #8 1/2 1 eksemplar
The Lizard Laughed (2014) 1 eksemplar
1999 1 eksemplar
More Mundane (2014) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Comics 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 182 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Now 1: The New Comics Anthology (2017) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Digestate: A Food & Eating Themed Anthology (2012) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Now 8: The New Comics Anthology (2020) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Now 7: The New Comics Anthology (2019) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends: A Collection of Unsolved Mysteries (2013) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Now 10: The New Comics Anthology (2021) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Now 9: The New Comics Anthology (2020) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Sunstone - Issue 160, September 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Sunstone - Issue 163, June 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Sunstone - Issue 164, October 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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According to this bullshit, John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman is the most important figure in American history, restructuring all of the existing religious belief, basically causing the Civil War and then ending it through his proxy, Abraham Lincoln, before going on to write Jack Kerouac's books for him.

Actually, the author isn't so much interested in Chapman as he is the delusional religious movements of the 19th century, especially the one kicked off by a strange man who talked to Martians, Emanual Swedenborg. Chapman often wanders away from the book's pages -- off planting trees? -- as we hear about Swedenborg and an endless string of other people who may have inspired or may have been inspired by Chapman. King Arthur gets thrown in there at one point. Yikes.

So, yeah, a good book to read if you're not particularly interested in Johnny Appleseed.
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villemezbrown | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 19, 2024 |
The authors of this graphic biography are so bad at writing comic books that they felt compelled to add four to six pages of text at the start of every chapter to try to explain the choppy, opaque, context-free mess that follows. People march across the page with little or no introduction and, too often, for no reason.

My favorite non sequitur comes at the end of Chapter 2 when we are told, "Depressed at his wife's death in an automobile accident, the great editor, J. A. Wayland, commits suicide." Wayland had only been referenced previously in one panel as the editor of the Appeal to Reason, a socialist newspaper. If his death is so important, perhaps his life should have been also?

Ironically, the best and most coherent chapter -- Debs' sedition trial -- was written by the guy who only gets a "with" credit on the cover. Next time, give him his own book free of those fools Paul Buhle and Steve Max. Noah Van Sciver's art is fine, but I'm lumping him in with Buhle and Max as an enabler because he knows how to make a good graphic novel and went ahead and drew this instead.


Contents: Time Line of Debs's Life -- Debs: An Introduction -- 1. The Rise of Eugene V. Debs -- 2. "Debsian Socialism" -- 3. Triumph – and the Edge of Tragedy -- 4. Martyr Debs -- 5. The Debs Legacy: Norman Thomas, Michael Harrington, Bernie Sanders -- Further Reading -- Acknowledgments -- List of Sustaining Contributors
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villemezbrown | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 3, 2024 |
A pretty standard satire of an author as an enfant terrible. Writer Fante Bukowski is so awful and entitled in the first book that I doubted I would have tried the second if I had read it as a stand-alone work, but since it was but the first chapter of this collection of all three books in the series, I powered on and slowly the jackass ground me down and I started to see some of the charm hidden under the cringe and stupidity. Mostly though I think I was won over by the trio of women who suffer his buffoonish presence.


Contents: Introduction / Ryan Boudinot -- Fante Bukowski Book One / Noah Van Sciver -- Fante Bukowski Book Two / Noah Van Sciver -- Fante Bukowski Book Three / Noah Van Sciver -- 6 Poems by Fante Bukowski / Noah Van Sciver -- Visual Tributes by Various Artists / Josh Bayer, Marc Bell, Box Brown, Nina Bunjevac, Anya Davidson, Max de Radiguès, Simon Hanselmann, Jesse Jacobs, Steve MacIsaac, Pierre Maurel, Bryan Moss, Ed Piskor, John Porcellino, Cristina Portolano, Joseph Remnant, Eric Reynolds, Giulia Sagramola, Zak Sally, Leslie Stein, and Alessandro Tota, illustrators -- Works Cited
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villemezbrown | 1 anden anmeldelse | Feb 13, 2024 |
In a bit of "have your cake and eat it too"-ism, Noah Van Sciver recounts the tall tales of Paul Bunyan while throwing in a few pages criticizing Bunyan as a lumber industry mascot whose very existence was propaganda for the disastrous clearcutting and deforestation that changed the face of the North American continent and displaced indigenous populations. I'm sure some segments of the readership will be eager to denounce this as a woke version of Paul Bunyan.

Around Van Sciver's graphic novel are several text pieces by indigenous writers touching on the colonialism that Bunyan represents that really add more depth to what Van Sciver is getting at in his story. I wish Van Sciver had kicked his tale up a few grade levels and added more pages to more fully integrate the additional material into the narrative, because you just know a lot of readers are going to skip the pages without word balloons.

Anyhow, I appreciate this take on Bunyan and how it made me see him in a new light. And it gave me an excuse to spend some time googling information about folklore vs. "fakelore."

Also, now I really want to read a book mentioned in the endmatter: Nenaboozhoo and Paul Bunyan.


• Introduction: The Power of Storytelling / Lee Francis IV (a/k/a Dr. IndigiNerd), writer
• Paul Bunyan: The Invention of an American Legend / Noah Van Sciver, writer and illustrator
• Postscript: The Invention of an American Legend / Deondre Smiles, writer
• Tree-Dwelling Little People / Marlena Myles, writer and illustrator
• Important Plants & Trees
• About the Authors
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villemezbrown | Aug 16, 2023 |


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