Palooka-Ville #20

Palooka Ville Palookaville is the first volume of the seminal comic book series to be published in book form The expansion into hardcover from pamphlet is a parallel that illustrates Seth s growth into an award

  • Title: Palooka-Ville #20
  • Author: Seth
  • ISBN: 9781770460188
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Palookaville 20 is the first volume of the seminal comic book series to be published in book form The expansion into hardcover from pamphlet is a parallel that illustrates Seth s growth into an award winning cartoonist, book designer, hobbyist, editor, essayist, and installation artist.Seth s first autobiographical comics since Palookaville 2 and 3 will be featured inPalookaville 20 is the first volume of the seminal comic book series to be published in book form The expansion into hardcover from pamphlet is a parallel that illustrates Seth s growth into an award winning cartoonist, book designer, hobbyist, editor, essayist, and installation artist.Seth s first autobiographical comics since Palookaville 2 and 3 will be featured in 20 Drawing in his loose sketchbook style, similar to his book Wimbledon Green, Seth details his trip to a book festival and his awkward struggle to overcome isolation and communicate with the people around him Seth continues the serialization of his acclaimed Clyde Fans story line, about which The New York Times Book Review aptly noted, Seth truly believes in his wares the little meanings of regular lives This is, perhaps, nowhere apparent than in the cartoonist s ongoing three dimensional rendering of his fictional Dominion City, most recently featured in his book George Sprott Using sketches, photographs, and an essay, the cartoonist explains why the need to conceptualize the fictional city in sculptures was a natural extension from comics storytelling, and how if he had his way, it would have stayed in his basement forever.

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    1. The first hard-bound Palookaville showcases what the flexibility granted by the new format--nicer paper, more pages--allows Seth. Clyde Fans continues with a long installment, but with more minimalist and densely-packed pages; Seth uses the format shift to slow down and reduce, to interesting effect. One wonders how Clyde will look collected; how will this stylistic shift work in relation to the earlier, more open pages? We also get a photo essay on Seth's Dominion project, his combination inven [...]

    2. After nearly twenty years since Issue #1 of Palookaville came out, the format has now changed from comics to hardback. As Seth explains in his introduction this is due to the fact that fewer and fewer people are buying indie comics and more are waiting for the hardback/paperback editions collecting the comics and buying that. So he's moved on to doing an annual Palookaville issue which is good news for fans of "Clyde Fans", possibly Seth's greatest series, as it means that Seth will wrap up the [...]

    3. Oooh, somber! Another installment in the series Clyde Fans, about the gradual death of a small, family-owned Canadian electric fan company, spanning from the 1930s to the 1970s. Seth created a cardboard model of the beautiful Art Deco city where the story takes place, and the new book format of his comic contains a great article about the creation of his models. He has such a distinctive style, based on nostalgia, that incorporates a lot of sketches of buildings and watercolor portraits of whole [...]

    4. This is a 5 part volume - 3 graphic "novellas," a portion of the artist-writer's sketchbook, and an article with photos about the artist's museum exhibition of 3D and 2D works (models of buildings from the landscape of his stories, associated graphic works, a full size model of a building, and even a real tableau of a scene of the landscape - representing symbolically perhaps the Clyde Fans office. This is a very impressive volume, extending the "lost" landscape of Palookaville in book form. I'v [...]

    5. Love the new book-digest format! I just picked up issues featuring the Clyde Fans run of Palookaville at work and wished I had Palookaville #20 and wouldn't you know, I realized I got it for my birthday! Something compelled me. Like I knew I was going to come around and re-evaluate my opinion of Seth this year. He's always been one of my favorite cartoonists, but his stories have always made him come across as a pretentious Luddite. A sort of "look at me I'm obsessed with the past that is why I [...]

    6. While Palookaville #20 is not a major milestone in Seth's career, it's nonetheless an entertaining chapter in the continuing story of the Clyde Fans company. This main narrative is accompanied by a wealth of other material from the author's desk, and most impressive of all is a series of photographs of Dominion, a fictional city brought to life as a series of cardboard building models that have been exhibited at various venues in Canada. If all of this seems to further identify Seth as Canada's [...]

    7. I don't know if it's good or bad that Palookaville has switched to a new "book" format - on one hand, it gives you a bigger chunk of Palookaville, but if Seth couldn't keep up with even a regular issue a year, I don't see how he'll get a whole little book done. Anyway, this is great. A longer chapter of Clyde Fans, some sketchbooky stuff, and a really interesting section about the cardboard city Seth is building. The only drawback is that there's really not much of an opening for new readers, de [...]

    8. I like Seth's work, but this volume is not much fun. The Clyde Fans installment is okay, but really, I first began reading that saga eighteen years ago and have pretty much lost interest at this point. The section about his hobby of building cardboard buildings turning into an art installation is sort of interesting but overly long and detailed. The autobiographical section is just too harsh to enjoy despite being well executed.

    9. I love Dominion City. I imagine living there and one day wandering down a lonely cardboard alley. I'm accosted by a gang of Gummy Bears. They wrestle me to the ground where I become soaked in garbage water, leaked from a nearby cardboard dumpster. The Gummies roll me, steal my giant plastic wallet and wander off. I’m left alone and heartbroken.

    10. I picked this up second hand not realizing what it was. There are a couple of graphic stories in this but in general this is a book meant for fans of the series. Would like to read more of Seth's work.

    11. This was beautiful -- I just love the Art Deco stuff he does and the evocation of Ontario is, to my limited experience, pitch-perfect. But that last section was depressing as hell.

    12. I like the account of Seth's visit to Calgary. And the model city is cool. Readers who do not know about Clyde Fans beware.

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