Life of the party

by Fleener, Mary.

Format: Print Book 1996
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Fleener is a reluctant medium, a trippy cubist, a party girl with a brain. Her eye dazzling work runneth over with sex, drugs and rock-n-roll, seen from some (literally) crazy new angles. Undoubtabl one of the major comics talents of the gay nineties.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Fleener's autobiographical comics (or--her clever neologism--autobiographix) depict a post-1960s Southern California scene centered on sex, drugs, and rock and roll and curiously combining New Age spirituality and decadence. Unlike many of her alternative-comics peers, Fleener seems less interested in personal introspection than in simply spinning a good yarn. Yarns she has in abundance, thanks to years spent playing in bar bands (at great personal risk: her predecessor in one band was shot onstage), attending wild parties, enduring lunatic boyfriends and unbalanced roommates, and surfing, which comes off as her sanest activity. She gets great mileage from the mundane, too, in stories about working tedious retail jobs and ridding the garden of slugs. Although its effectiveness lessens during the course of an entire book, her cubist-cartoony style (ever the word coiner, she calls it cubismo), with its clear compositions and hard-edged lines, is confident and attractive: it contributes significantly to the success of one of the more substantive additions to the autobiographix genre. --Gordon Flagg"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Fleener, Mary -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Women cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Parties -- Comic books, strips, etc.
California, Southern -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Seattle, Wash. :Fantagraphics Books,1996
Language English
Notes "The complete autobiographical collection"--Cover.
Description 156 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 1560972610 (pbk.)
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