The Cute Manifesto

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Alternative Comics, Jul 27, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 168 pages
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Just think of this as Kochalka's Dianetics. It's a powerful mixture of philosophy and comics, and it can literally change your life forever. In a dangerously uncertain world, Kochalka plots a theoretical path to happiness. Collecting some of his most intensely thoughtful work, this book struggles with all the big issues: comics and art, birth and death, technology and joy, and everything in between. It collects "The Horrible Truth about Comics," "Reinventing Everything" parts 1 and 2, "Sunburn," "The Cute Manifesto," and even Kochalka's famous "Craft is the Enemy" essays.

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User Review  - Michele - Goodreads

I really enjoyed it and found his ideas to be inspiring. Read full review

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User Review  - Berkleigh Mostrom-lawler - Goodreads

Beautiful. The title is deceptive. This book carries more weight than much of Kolchaka's more lighthearted work. Absolutely worth reading, particularly if you have ever struggled with your own creativity. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

James Kochalka lives in a very old house in the Old North End of Burlington, Vermont, with his beautiful wife, adventurous son, and very cranky cat. His comics have won four Ignatz Awards and one Harvey Award. His music drives parents crazy!

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