Jack Cole and Plastic Man by Art Spiegelman
Forms Stretched to Their Limits

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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and illustrator Art Spiegelman joins forces with designer Chip Kidd to pay homage to the comic book hero Plastic Man and his creator, Jack Cole. Plastic Man is more than just a putty face--with his bad-boy past, he literally embodies the comic book form: the exuberant energy, flexibility, boyishness, and subtle hints of sexuality. And as cartoonists "become" each character they create, it can be said that Jack Cole himself resembles Plastic Man. Cole revealed the true magnitude and intensity of his imagination and inner thoughts as Plastic Man slithered from panel to panel--shifting forms and dashing from male to female, or freely morphing from a stiff upright figure to a being as soft as a Dali clock. With a compelling history, a V-necked red rubber leotard, a black-and-yellow striped belt, and very cool tinted goggles, Plastic Man is truly a cult classic, and this art-packed book will delight any fan.
 

About Art Spiegelman

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Art Spiegelman is the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of Maus and Maus II. His work has been published in more than sixteen languages and has appeared in The New York Times, Village Voice, and Playboy, among others. He has been a contributing editor and cov Chip Kidd has designed book jackets for Alfred A. Knopf for over a decade. His work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Print, Entertainment Weekly, The New Republic, Time, The New York Times, Graphis, New York, and ID magazine. He lives in New York City.
 
Published August 1, 2001 by Chronicle Books. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Arts & Photography, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The life of Jack Cole, creator of the tongue-in-cheek comic-book crime fighter Plastic Man, is as entertaining as his comic-book stories. A resourceful smalltown boy wonder (in 1932, he cycled 7,00

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A skeptic might not think that the Pulitzer Prize winner who made a graphic novel about Auschwitz could also write and draw for the not-quite-literate set—but rest assured, this comic gem of a picture book demonstrates Spiegelman's ability to conquer his audience, no matter its constituents.

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The life of Jack Cole, creator of the tongue-in-cheek comic-book crime fighter Plastic Man, is as entertaining as his comic-book stories.

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