Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel pdf free download

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel pdf free download

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel pdf free download.

A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favorite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.

This breakout book by Alison Bechdel is a darkly funny family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Bechdel’s sweetly gothic drawings. Like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, it’s a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form.

Meet Alison’s father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family’s Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and a family babysitter. Through narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny, we are drawn into a daughter’s complex yearning for her father. And yet, apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family-owned “fun home,” as Alison and her brothers call it, the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescense, the denouement is swift, graphic — and redemptive.

From Alison Bechdel, author of the comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For,” comes a memoir of coming out and coming to terms with both the life and death of her closeted father. The funny “gay” memoir seems to be the latest trend, and I’ll admit that I approached this book with more than a little trepidation. However, “Fun Home” has proven a happy surprise, a unique and first rate comic work by a truly serious artist.

It took me awhile to set down and attempt to put into words what I found so special about this book. First, this is a graphic book (a “comic” book if you will), and one that is equal parts graphic and comic in its depiction of a very real American family. Being raised in a funeral home in small town America could prove a challenge for anyone. Being an adolescent girl awakening to her own lesbianism with a closet case father who is both your High School English teacher and the local funeral director, is the stuff of great literature.

The author has an acute sense of the absurd, and an unparralleld ability to communicate life’s little ironies. Without ever losing affection for her emotionally remote parents, Bechdel cuts to the heart of the matter and draws them warts and all. “Fun Home” is a genuine marvel, a truly tragicomic memoir and one of the highlights of the publishing year thus far. Don’t miss it.

 

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Me without you by Lisa Swerling; Ralph Lazar pdf free download

Me without you by Lisa Swerling; Ralph Lazar pdf free download

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Me without you by Lisa Swerling; Ralph Lazar pdf free download.

Looking for the perfect way to say I love you to a special someone? From famed illustrators Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar, the New York Times bestselling book Me Without You features countless cute color illustrations of scenarios that are simply incomplete without two. A uniquely charming gift for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, or just because, readers will find themselves dipping into this beguiling book again and again.

I got this for my wife as a gift on Valentine’s Day (though not all she got). It was very cute and she enjoyed it even more than I expected. I guess it’s basically formatted like a children’s book, but cute. It begins with “Me without you is like…”, the next page is “… sky without blue”, and then every following page has some other little rhyming comparison, such as “hair without do”, “ghost without boo”, “kung without fu”, etc., and just keeps going on and on like that for every page, each with a little illustration.

I bought this book for my boyfriend for Valentines day. Its really long and my favorite references were the Doctor Who ones and the Harry Potter ones! Its just a really cute and simple way to say when we’re not together I’m not complete!
This is a great little book that works as a perfect gift or reminder to tell someone you care about them. The illustrations are cute and every page rhymes. I gave it as a gift to my girlfriend and she loves it. It’s something we’ll keep out, lying around for a quick glance when we need a pick me up.
Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar are best known for their cartoon lines Harold’s Planet and Vimrod. Their greeting cards have sold in the millions. They live with their children in Marin County, California.

 

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Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, Brian Bolland pdf free download

Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, Brian Bolland pdf free download

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Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, Brian Bolland pdf free download.

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Presented for the first time with stark, stunning new coloring by Bolland, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is Alan Moore’s unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity, heroism and villainy, comedy and tragedy.

According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that’s all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he’s out to prove his deranged point. And he¿s going to use Gotham City’s top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it.

Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight’s closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman’s nobility and The Joker’s insanity snap once and for all?

Legendary writer Alan Moore redefined the super-hero with WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA. In BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, he takes on the origin of comics’ greatest super-villain, The Joker —and changes Batman’s world forever.

Stunningly illustrated, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, THE DELUXE EDITION has been lushly re-colored by artist Brian Bolland, presenting his original vision of this modern classic for the first time.

 

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