Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures Of Urban Decay by Ben KatchorCheap Novelties: The Pleasures Of Urban Decay by Ben Katchor

Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures Of Urban Decay

byBen Katchor

Hardcover | September 27, 2016

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Cheap 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.

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Ben Katchor lives in New York, where he is an Associate Professor at Parsons School of Design?The New School. As director of Parsons? Illustration program, he runs The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium, a weekly lecture series for the study of text-image work. He has been the recipient of both a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacA...
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Title:Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures Of Urban DecayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 9.6 × 7.62 × 0.71 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770462635

ISBN - 13:9781770462632

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