Matthew Thurber by
1-800-MICE (Picturebox Books)

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1-800-MICE is Matthew Thurber's comic book anthropological study of the imaginary city of Volcano Park: a cross between Thomas Pynchon, Robert Altman and J.R.R. Tolkien. Over the course of the story we meet Peace Punk, a punker on the verge of a bourgeois lifestyle; Tom Chief, a beat cop with an identity crisis; and Groomfiend, a daffy creature who leads the narrative. The serial has earned Thurber rave reviews from, among others, cartoonist Ben Katchor, who writes: "Matthew Thurber has singlehandedly revived the Surrealist program of revolutionary politics through dreamwork. What more can you ask for in a comic-book?" This edition collects five issues of 1-800-MICE, plus 48 pages of new material.
 

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Published October 31, 2011 by PictureBox. 160 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Heavy on humor and social satire, Thurber’s story constantly surprises, whether it’s the appearance of a floating Charlie Chaplin head, a killer musical note, or two research biologists working on a temporal distortion of the sex act.

Oct 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Matthew Thurber: 1-800-MICE (...

The Paris Review

said, “It was too old.” 7:00 P.M.

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