The voyeurs

by Bell, Gabrielle.

Format: Print Book 2012.
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Summary

" The Voyeurs is the work of a mature writer, if not one of the most sincere voices of her literary generation. It's a fun, honest read that spans continents, relationships and life decisions. I loved it."--Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library

"As she watches other people living life, and watches herself watching them, Bell's pen becomes a kind of laser, first illuminating the surface distractions of the world, then scorching them away to reveal a deeper reality that is almost too painful and too beautiful to bear."-- Alison Bechdel, Fun Home

"A master of the exquisite detail, Bell provides a welcome peephole into our lives."--Fran├žoise Mouly, The New Yorker

"I don't think I could tolerate her if she wasn't so talented."--Michel Gondry, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The Voyeurs is a real-time memoir of a turbulent five years in the life of renowned cartoonist, diarist, and filmmaker Gabrielle Bell. It collects episodes from her award-winning series Lucky, in which she travels to Tokyo, Paris, the South of France, and all over the United States, but remains anchored by her beloved Brooklyn, where sidekick Tony provides ongoing insight, offbeat humor, and enduring friendship.

Gabrielle Bell 's work has been selected for the 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Houghton-Mifflin Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction , and has been featured in McSweeney's , The Believer , and Vice magazines. "Cecil and Jordan In New York," the title story of her most recent book, was adapted for the screen by Bell and director Michel Gondry in the film anthology Tokyo! She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Autobiographical cartoonist Bell combines comic charm, obsessive self-examination, and an oddly entertaining touch of self-pity ("I've pretty much spent my life trying to be a cartoonist, and what do I have to show for it? A wikipedia page and arrested development") in a new series of full-color vignettes that document her life as part of a free-floating community of indie comics artists drifting between the neighborhood bars of Brooklyn and L.A. and an international and domestic circuit of comics conventions. Add to those attributes a vividly depicted sense of the surreal, evoked through a methodical six-panel-a-page grid and panels crowded with Bell's whiny (but funny) self-critical text and detailed, stylishly schematic drawings of her life, lovers, friends and neurotic obsessions. While the collection has its share of humorous contradictions-the account of her relationship and breakup with filmmaker Michel Gondry manages to be both sweetly loopy and a little mean-it also depicts a darker, more demandingly neurotic and depressive Bell than her previous books, while also offering a thoughtful account of her meandering path to making art. So what if she's a high maintenance girlfriend? Her thoughtful and revealing comics are eccentric, funny, and irresistibly readable. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Bell, Gabrielle -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Minneapolis :Uncivilized Books :2012.
Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution,
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 156 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780984681402 (hardcover)
098468140X (hardcover)
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