Wimbledon Green by Seth

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From the critically acclaimed cartoonist of Clyde Fans and It's A Good Life comes a humorous graphic novel on the obsession of comic-book collecting.

Taking a break from the serialization of his saga Clyde Fans and the design of The Complete Peanuts, critically acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator Seth creates a farcical world of the people whose passion lies in the need to own comic books and only in pristine, mint condition.

Meet Wimbledon Green, the self-proclaimed world's greatest comic-book collector who brokered the world's best comic-book deal in the history of collecting. Comic-book retailers, auctioneers, and conventioneers from around North America, as well as Green's collecting rivals, weigh in on the man and his vast collection of comic books. Are Green's intentions honorable? Does he truly love comics or is he driven by the need to conquer? Lastly, is he really even Wimbledon Green?

A charming and amusing caper where comic-book collecting is a world of intrigue and high finance. Part riotous chase, part whimsical character sketch, Wimbledon Green looks at the need to collect and the need to reinvent oneself.

About Seth

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Seth's comic-book series, Palookaville, has been collected into It's a Good Life and Clyde Fans. He is an illustrator for The New Yorker and the designer of the bestselling The Complete Peanuts.
Published December 13, 2005 by Drawn and Quarterly. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Described by many as the greatest comic book collector in the world (a label he can’t dispute, thanks very much), he’s alternately respected and hated by those in the world he inhabits.

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A roly-poly man of mystery, Wimbledon Green has leveraged his considerable wealth to become...the world's greatest comic-book collector!

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In Wimbledon Green‘s world of high stakes collecting, seeking out a rare comic can turn into a James Bond-style adventure, and your competition, in the words of Green’s fellow collector Ashcan Kemp, are “a lot of morally corrupt assholes” that will easily lie, cheat and kidnap their way to collec...

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