Rob Hoffman and Sylvia Fanucci, lovers living in New York City, lead somewhat complicated lives as they deal with the perils of apartment hunting, accidental pregnancy, the talk of marriage, and dead-end jobs.
Once upon a time in a place far away, lived a man named Gary Larson who used to draw cartoons. It was a cartoon that appeared for many years in daily newspapers and was loved by millions. (And was confusing to millions more.) But one day he stopped.
Gary went into hiding. He made a couple short films. He played his guitar. He threw sticks for his dogs. They threw some back.
Yet Gary was restless. He couldn't sleep nights. Something haunted him. (Besides Gramps.) Something that would return him to his roots in biology, drawing and dementia--a tale called There's a Hair in My Dirt A Worm's Story.
It begins a few inches underground, when a young worm, during a typical family dinner, discovers there's a hair in his plate of dirt. He becomes rather upset, not just about his tainted meal but about his entire miserable, wormy life. This, in turn, spurs his father to tell him a story--a story to inspire the children of invertebrates everywhere.
And so Father Worm describes the saga of a fair young maiden and her adventuresome stroll through her favorite forest, a perambulator's paradise. It is a journey filled with mystery and magic. Or so she thinks.
Which is all we'll say for now.
What exactly does the maiden encounter?
Does Son Worm learn a lesson?
More important, does he eat his plate of fresh dirt?
Well, you'll have to read to find out, but let's just say the answers are right under your feet.
Written and illustrated in a children's storybook style, There's a Hair in My Dirt A Worm's Story is a twisted take on the difference between our idealized view of Nature and the sometimes cold, hard reality of life for the birds and the bees and the worms (not to mention our own species).
Told with his trademark off-kilter humor, this first original non--Far Side book is the unique work of a comic master.
Now Larson can finally sleep at night. Question is, will you?
During Morpheus's incarceration, three dreams escaped the Dreaming and are now loose in the waking world. At the same time, a young woman named Rose Walker is searching for her little brother. As their stories converge, a vortex is discovered that could destroy all dreamers, and the world itself.
For the more than 50 million readers who regularly enjoy Dilbert in over 2,000 newspapers worldwide, Scott Adams's take on the working world is outrageously fresh, farcical, and far-reaching. In this collection, Dilbert and his egg-shaped, bespectacled canine, Dogbert, again give readers an insider's look at the funny business of the work-a-day world.
Apocalyptic, complex, and infused with magic, X/1999 follows Kamui, a young psychic, as he wrestles with his destiny -- and the world's. Forced into cosmic battle, Kamui must contend with science's latest creation, a genetically engineered psychic.
MANGA ACTION ADVENTURE WITH THE IMMORTAL SAMURAI MANJI, WHO WILL NOT HAVE HIS CURSE OF ETERNAL LIFE LIFTED UNTIL HE HAS KILLED 1000 EVIL MEN. WORKING AS A BODYGUARD FOR THE YOUNG GIRL RIN, MANJI MUST FIGHT THE RENEGADE ITTO-RYU SWORD SCHOOL TO AVENGE THE DEATH OF RIN'S FATHER. BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL HAS WON JAPAN'S 1998 MEDIA ARTS AWARD AND THE USA'S WILL EISNER AWARD.
ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER 10 POUNDS
Once again, Garfield spreads his mirth--and his girth--to cartoon lovers everywhere.Whether he's poking fun at Jon's latest dating disaster, punting Odie off the kitchen table, or pigging out on pork skins, this well-rounded cat is always hungry for fun.
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"You must read this book." --Neil Gaiman
The bestselling international classic on storytelling and visual communication
Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics is a seminal examination of comics art: its rich history, surprising technical components, and major cultural significance. Explore the secret world between the panels, through the lines, and within the hidden symbols of a powerful but misunderstood art form.