Project, romantic : an anthology dedicated to love and love stuff

Format: Print Book 2006
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Summary
AdHouse Books follows up their smash anthology hits of Superior and Telstar with a book about love... and love stuff. A modern take on theclassic genre! Contributors include: Nick Craine, Debbie Huey, Chip Kidd, HopeLarson, Junko Mizuno, Scott Morse, Joel Priddy, Paul Rivoche, Jim Rugg, Ash Woodand many more!
Contents
Romance comics : a history / Bill Boichel & Jim Rugg
Jumped / Debbie Huey
Romance / Doug Fraser
I love you with my Ford / Big Time Attic
Scary thoughts / Mike Laughead
When I was a slut / Hope Larson
Adventure love story / Maris Wicks
Sewer girls / Kaz Strzepek
Dr. Id, psychologist of the supernatural / Adam McGovern & Paolo Leandri
Reflectors & rutabagas / Aaron Renier
Lovers on a flying bed / Junko Mizuno
Kingdom Animalia illustrated / Joshua W. Cotter
Dazzling : a Japanese folktale / Damien Jay
Sweetie 'n me / Joel Priddy
Trouble / T. Edward Bak
Pillow talk / Chris Pitzer
The fart of love / Robert Goodin
Down came the rain / Carey Sookochef
Over yonder / Scott Morse
My name is Eunice Jung / Michael Cho
Hello, Eddie / Roger Petersen
In & out / Kelly Alder
Imitating life / Jose Garibaldi
The world of ghosts and robots / Brian Flynn
Mrs. Jeremy Dellorso / MK Reed
The romance of the skies / Paul Rivoche
igirl & the Babington houses / Rian Hughes
Cupid's day off / Evan Larson
Heartbreak Hotel / Alberto Ruiz
Even monkeys know about love after a hundred years / Randall Christopher
Benches / Liz Prince
Connecting / Mike Huddleston with Erin Malysa
Valentine / Austin English
1977 / Nick Craine.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The third in Adhouse's Project anthology series finds several dozen indie cartoonists taking on the idea of romance comics. Of course, modernityAand being indie means that very few contributors offer boy-meets-girl/happily-ever-after scenarios, instead addressing the chaos and angst of love with tongue in cheek. In MK Reed's "Mrs. Jeremy Dellorso," for instance, a young woman tells her parents she's gotten engaged to a bear (who has terrible table manners). There's a wide range of styles and competencies on display here. Some pieces are design-based, like Brian Flynn's existential dialogue "The World of Ghosts and Robots" and Rian Hughes's "iGirl"; others are hand-scribbled, like Austin English's "Valentine." The prettiest artwork doesn't always go hand-in-hand with the most coherent stories, although Scott Morse's bold, kinetic wordless piece "Over Yonder" leaps out as a visual tour de force. Other highlights include "When I Was a Slut," an evocative anecdote about gossip and instant-messaging by Hope Larson; Kaz Strzepek's tale of flesh-eating zombie love, "Sewer Girls"; and Josh Cotter's one-page jokes about animals in love (tortoise to hare: "I feel like maybe we're moving too fast"). (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Romance comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Richmond, VA :AdHouse Books,2006
Other Titles Romantic
Contributors Pitzer, Chris.
Language English
Notes Comics anthology.
Description 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
ISBN 0977030423 (pbk.)
9780977030422 (pbk.)
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