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jason hissong
08-18-2008, 07:12 PM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c88/jhiss/Leotard.jpg



Eddie Campbell and Dan Best deliver a funny, interesting, crazy, adventurous story of a 19th century circus performer and make all the parts work, and work well.

It is at once a superhero comic, a romance comic, a comedy, an adventure, a multiverse spanning crossover, a homage to the 19th C and Victorian Era England, a metatext on the nature of comics. It is all of these things and, remarkably, it's own self. A comic impossible to define in any way other than saying, "this is comics."

Eddie Campbell brings his usual imaginative and authoritative painted art to this graphic novel and somehow molds it for every chapter and every character to make them memorable and significant.

This is great comics, no doubt about it. This is what Eddie Campbell does best.

TIP
08-18-2008, 07:14 PM
Hunh.

I hadn't even heard of this (and I'm an Eddie Campbell fan).

T
(adds to TO GET list)

jason hissong
08-18-2008, 07:25 PM
Hunh.

I hadn't even heard of this (and I'm an Eddie Campbell fan).

T
(adds to TO GET list)

Came out last Wed.

You won't be disappointed.

TIP
08-18-2008, 07:25 PM
Came out last Wed.

You won't be disappointed.

:thumb:

Adam Witt
08-18-2008, 07:33 PM
I will get this, because if I don't, the man who posted this thread will cut my thumbs off.

It's true!

Also: because Eddie Campbell makes awesome, awesome comics.

Ziolko
08-18-2008, 07:34 PM
Sounds like it's right up my alley. :D

Adam Witt
08-18-2008, 07:36 PM
Also, anybody needing a bit more of a lowdown on the book can go here. (http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Remarkable-Monsieur-Leotard/dp/1596433019)

Dark Sasha
08-18-2008, 07:54 PM
Ordered it. Should be at the book store tomorrow.

GrandeMaestro F√ľnke
08-18-2008, 07:56 PM
Going to Barnes and Noble tomorrow to see if I can find it.

jason hissong
08-19-2008, 04:17 AM
Everyone who is getting it please let me know what you think when you read it.

Dark Sasha
08-21-2008, 08:50 AM
It is amazing. Probably up there with Acme Novelty Library number 18 for Best Graphic Novel of the year.

Ashwin Pande
03-03-2010, 08:11 PM
Loved it. It's like a Gilliam film if the screenplay was written by Samuel Beckett on uppers.

Ashwin Pande
03-03-2010, 08:16 PM
Also, thanks for making this thread Jason! I saw it when you posted it (almost 2 years ago... wow) and recognized the cover in the book store yesterday. Otherwise I'd totally have left it on the shelf.

jason hissong
03-17-2010, 07:38 AM
Loved it. It's like a Gilliam film if the screenplay was written by Samuel Beckett on uppers.


Also, thanks for making this thread Jason! I saw it when you posted it (almost 2 years ago... wow) and recognized the cover in the book store yesterday. Otherwise I'd totally have left it on the shelf.

Look at that. I totally missed your posts, Ashwin. Glad you liked it. I think your description is right now.

I now want to read it again.