How the world was : a California childhood
by Guibert, Emmanuel,
|Format:||Print Book 2014|
|Availability:||Unavailable 0 of 1 copy|
In 1994, French cartoonist Emmanuel Guibert befriended an American veteran named Alan Cope and began creating his new friend's graphic biography. Alan's War was the surprising and moving result: the story of Cope's experiences as an American GI in France during World War II.
How the World Was is Emmanuel Guibert's moving return to documenting the life of his friend. Cope died several years ago, as Guibert was just beginning work on this book, but Guibert has kept working to commit his friend's story to paper. Cope grew up in California during the great depression, and this remarkable graphic novel details the little moments that make a young man's life...while capturing the scope of America during the great depression.
A lyrical, touching portrait, How the World Was is a gift for a dear friend in the last moments of his life... and also a meditation on the birth of modern America.
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Cope, Alan Ingram,
-- Childhood and youth
-- Comic books, strips, etc.
Depressions -- 1929 -- California -- Comic books, strips, etc.
California -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
California -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
|Publisher|| New York :First Second,2014
|Edition||First American edition.|
|Other Titles|| Enfance d'Alan.
In Spanish, translated from the French.
Translation of: L'enfance d'Alan.
"Originally published in French by L'Association as L'enfance d'Alan"--Colophon.
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
|ISBN||9781596436640 (pbk.) :