The Green Hand And Other Stories by Nicole ClavelouxThe Green Hand And Other Stories by Nicole Claveloux

The Green Hand And Other Stories

byNicole ClavelouxTranslated byDonald Nicholson SmithIntroduction byDaniel Clowes

Hardcover | November 28, 2017

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Nicole Claveloux’s short stories—originally published in the late 1970s and never before collected in English—are among the most beautiful comics ever drawn: whimsical, intoxicating, with the freshness and splendor of dreams. In hallucinatory color or elegant black-and-white, she brings us into lands that are strange but oddly recognizable, filled with murderous grandmothers and lonely city dwellers, bad-tempered vegetables and walls that are surprisingly easy to fall through. In the title story, written with Edith Zha, a new houseplant becomes the first step in an epic journey of self-discovery and a witty fable of modern romance—complete with talking shrubbery, a wised-up genie, and one very depressed bird.

This new selection, designed and introduced by Daniel Clowes, presents the full achievement of an unforgettable, unjustly neglected master of French comics.

This NYRC edition is an oversized hardcover and features multiple extra-thick paper stocks, full color, and new English hand-lettering.
Nicole Claveloux contributed to the French comics magazines Métal Hurlant (Heavy Metal) and Ah! Nana, and drew a popular comic strip called Grabote. Championed by Harlin Quist, she has also illustrated a number of successful children’s books, including an award-winning version of Alice in Wonderland. She lives in France.Daniel Cl...
Title:The Green Hand And Other StoriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:108 pages, 11.29 × 9.05 × 0.7 inPublished:November 28, 2017Publisher:New York Review BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681371073

ISBN - 13:9781681371078

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Editorial Reviews

"Like a time capsule, these 1970s stories by French cartoonist Claveloux—largely untranslated and unseen in the States until this collection—are a reminder of just how outrageous and imaginative comics could be back in that freewheeling decade.... Claveloux’s exquisitely detailed illustrations reflect such contemporary forces as underground comix artists from Robert Crumb to Victor Moscoso, designer Heinz Edelman, and the Day-Glo colors of psychedelic posters.... Her amalgam, though, is a singularly remarkable trip." —Booklist“Nicole Claveloux’s comics come across as odd, mind-bending 'What If’s.'….The work, certainly, has that air of being created at an inspired moment, with 'The Green Hand' in particular presenting as a little-recognized masterpiece.” —The Comics Journal"The some of the most beautiful ever created for our lowly form—vivid, dreamlike, with intensely vivid hand-separated colors unlike anything I’ve ever seen." —Daniel Clowes“Claveloux[’s]...explicitly adult pop-art fantasia delivers emotional insight and imaginative visuals that take the driver’s seat away from the strong logic of the narrative and enjoyably amble readers toward the byways of the subconscious with hauntingly powerful designs and sagacious observation.” —Library Journal, starred review