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Cheap Novelties : The Pleasures of Urban Decay (Hardcover) (Ben Katchor)

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The classic graphic novel by the landmark cartoonist is back in print for its twenty-fifth anniversaryCheap Novelties is an early testament to Ben Katchor's extraordinary prescience as both a gifted cartoonist and an astute urban chronicler. Rumpled, middle-aged Julius Knipl photographs a vanishing city--an urban landscape of low-rent apartment buildings, obsolete industries, monuments to forgotten people and events, and countless sources of inexpensive food. In Katchor's signature pen and ink wash style,Cheap Novelties is a portrait of what we have lost to gentrification, globalization, and the malling of America that is as moving today as it was twenty-five years ago.

In 1991, the original Cheap Novelties appeared in an unassuming paperback from the RAW contributor; it would become one of the first books of the contemporary graphic novel golden age, and it set the stage for Katchor to become regarded as a modern-day cartooning genius. Drawn & Quarterly's twenty-fifth anniversary edition is a deluxe hardcover reformatted to Katchor's original vision and features a new cover and comics from Katchor's tabloid newspaperThe Daily Pigeon.

Number of Pages: 112
Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Author: Ben Katchor
Language: English
Street Date: September 27, 2016
TCIN: 51409298
UPC: 9781770462632
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-0790
$15.60
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