by Radiguès, Max de, 1982-

Format: Print Book 2016
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Radiguès
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Joe is a shy high school student who is relentlessly bullied, and must find comfort in the natural world. Soon however, the story twists into a tale of power and fear complete with visual symbolism and beautiful cartooning. The morally ambiguous ending will keep you thinking long after you close the covers. Already a success in French (published by Delcourt) the English version was serialized in small mini comic chapters through Oily Comics in the US. Moose is the highly anticipated collected volume.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Most stories of isolated and set-upon children are melodramatic affairs, with long periods of trial and tribulation to be gotten through before the final cathartic victory over their oppressor. There is some of that to be found in Belgian cartoonist de Radigues's stark, thoughtful graphic novel (originally published in France and serialized in the US by Oily Comics) about Joe, a quiet high school kid who is relentlessly and savagely beaten down by a sadistic bully. But de Radigues doesn't follow the standard script, in all the best ways. Unlike many shy Tolkien-reading, socially maladroit fictional teens, Joe doesn't have an outsider posse to gather himself into; his solitude is almost complete. His beaten-down quietude is reflected in de Radigues' spare, wintry drawings, which look like a cleaned-up version of Jeffrey Brown. The artist always keeps one eye cocked on the natural world, which is far less sentimental about Joe's position in the predator-prey power structure. There is also little attempt to understand the humanity of Joe's tormentor, the twisted nature of his need to publicly and even sexually degrade Joe, or to give readers an easy out with a morally complex ending. De Radrgues's book is a superb sliver of teen life, best appreciated by adults. Some nudity. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects High school students -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Bullying -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Bullying in schools -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Children of gay parents -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Gay parents -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Greenwich, Nova Scotia, Canada :Conundrum International,2016
Edition Second English edition.
Other Titles Orignal.
Language English
In English, translated from the French.
Notes Translation of: Orignal.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781894994934
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