Reincarnation stories

by Deitch, Kim, 1944-

Format: Print Book 2019
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Over the past three decades, Kim Deitch has been one of the most vital graphic novelists the medium has to offer. His new graphic novel, Reincarnation Stories, feels like the apotheosis of his career, an ambitiously sprawling tour de force exploring the concept of reincarnation that spans the past, the present, and the future of human history. Frank Sinatra, monkey gods, a forgotten cowboy star of the silver screen, and a whole host of other unforgettable characters make this a rich tapestry of a graphic novel, certain to be a staple on 2019 'best of' year-end lists.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Gloriously mad and bordering on nonsensical, this graphic novel from underground cartoonist Deitch (Shadowland) bounds around like it's composed by Carlos Castaneda crossed with Fritz the Cat. It stars Deitch himself as an old man, suffering from the aftereffects of retinal surgery, who falls down the rabbit hole of his past after remembering an incident from his childhood: when a drunk D.W. Griffith mistook him for one Sid Pincus, a writer who came up with a creativity aid called the Plot Robot. Deitch feverishly slaps out tangled tales that weave biographical realities--he did draw cartoons in 1968 for the East Village Other, and his dad once ran the Terrytoons cartoon studio--with unlikely fuzzy childhood flashbacks about meeting old Hollywood stars (he claims to be very mistrusting of "the memory game" overall) and layers of outright psychedelia mixed with Hindu-inflected mysticism. In between, he follows long tangents, including a madman's story of being raised by an extraterrestrial-worshipping band of monkeys and that of a whacked-out lost screenplay. Deitch's signature crowded, heavily cross-hatched stiff figures with goony expressions mesh well with the reality-hopping stew of cross-dimensional riffings and reincarnations. This ribald Rubik's Cube of a book feels both like paean to 1960s alternative comix, which Deitch helped define, and gleefully ignorant of any tether whatsoever. (Oct.)"
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Subjects Deitch, Kim, -- 1944- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Reincarnation -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Underground comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Seattle, WA :2019
Edition First Fantagraphics Books edition.
Language English
Description 259 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
ISBN 9781683962618
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