The Fate of the Artist, Collector's Edition by Eddie Campbell

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In this pseudo-autobiography, the subject of the memoir has vanished without a trace. Through six separate threads, each on typographically and stylistically distinct, a private investigator tried to discover the artist's fate through false trails, family and daily life reenactments, and even an imaginary Sunday comic strip. As the narrative threads intersect and colllide in surprising ways, the reader is carried along on a fantastic journey through the life of the artist.

A master comics artist, here Eddie Campbell offers a complex, caustic, and surprising meditation on balancing the lonely life of the artist with the demands of everyday life.

About Eddie Campbell

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Eddie Campbell is the acclaimed artist behind From Hell, for which he won the Ignatz award for Outstanding Graphic Novel and the Eisner award for Best Graphic Album. In 2001, From Hell was made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp. Campbell is also the creator of the series Bacchus and Alec: The King Canute Crowd.
Published May 2, 2006 by First Second. 96 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Robert Wullenschneider 27 Feb 2013

not sure you have to be a 'young adult' to enjoy this book...fairly funny, visually appealing...but the author does seem to suffer from excessive, obsessive self-interest, even tho, granted, this I...

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