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Alec. "The years have pants" : (a life-sized omnibus)
Campbell, Eddie
Adult Fiction CAMPBEL

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This Edinburghian transplanted to Australia is best known for bringing to life From Hell, Alan Moore's Jack the Ripper masterwork. Also responsible for the well-regarded The Fate of the Artist and The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard, Campbell published numerous autobiographical improvisations in small press publications, starring his Alec persona. Pants collects most of these, plus new material, in one wry and monumental 30-year opus. The detailed depiction of daily life in Campbell's work invites comparison to the American Harvey Pekar, but their characters are very different and Campbell stands out for his exquisite skill at depicting the Gordian knots of human relationships. Alec shares endless and congenial glasses with friends and acquaintances, philosophizes in quirky and perceptive nuggets, and manages his life in an endearingly ad hoc fashion from factory hand to full-time comikker while confronting his own inner killjoy (After the Snooter). VERDICT Campbell's sketchy, fluent black-and-white chronicle is highly recommended for all sizable and serious adult graphic novel collections and everywhere autobiographical stories are popular. [See Martha's Q&A with Campbell in BookSmack! 11/5/09.]-M.C. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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