Stroppy by Marc BellStroppy by Marc Bell


byMarc Bell

Hardcover | June 16, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$22.41 online 
$24.95 list price save 10%
Earn 112 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


The first full-length graphic novel from the author of Shrimpy and Paul : Who will win the All-Star Schnauzer Band song contest?
Enter the strange and wordplay-loving world of the cartoonist and fine artist Marc Bell ( Shrimpy and Paul, Hot Potatoe ), where the All-Star Schnauzer Band runs things and tiny beings hold signs saying "It's under control."
Our hapless hero, Stroppy, is minding his business, working a menial job in one of Monsieur Moustache's factories, when a muscular fellah named Sean blocks up the assembly line. Sean's there to promote an All-Star Schnauzer Band-organized songwriting contest, which he does enthusiastically and at the expense of Stroppy's livelihood, home, and face. Hoping for a cash prize, Stroppy submits a work by his friend Clancy the Poet. Mishaps and hilarity ensue, and Stroppy is forced to go deep into the heart of Schnauzer territory to rescue his poet friend.
Stroppy is Bell's triumphant return to comics; it's also his first full-length graphic novella, one that thrums with jokes, hashtags, and made-up song lyrics. Densely detailed not-so-secret underground societies, little robots, and heavyweight humdingers leap off the page in full color. With Stroppy, Bell continues to explode the divide between fine art, doodling, and comics.
Marc Bell was born in London, Ontario, and has befuddled and bemused his readers for almost twenty years. He is the author of Hot Potatoe, Pure Pajamas, and Shrimpy and Paul and Friends . His comics have appeared in many Canadian weeklies, Vice, and L.A. Weekly . He is a twin.
Title:StroppyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 10.45 × 8.43 × 0.56 inPublished:June 16, 2015Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770462058

ISBN - 13:9781770462052

Look for similar items by category:


Rated 2 out of 5 by from fun but not great there's a message about capitalism in here... but overall, not as entertaining as i hoped.
Date published: 2016-12-01

Editorial Reviews

[Bell] charges full speed ahead toward a strange land of hallucinations and absurdity. [Readers] will howl at his relentlessly ingenious words and images. ? The Miami Herald

"There's a fuzzy line between comics and fine art, and Marc Bell is determined to doodle all around it . . . [with] his absurdist tableaux." ? The Globe and Mail