A.L.I.E.E.E.N.: Archives of Lost Issues and Earthly Editions of Extraterrestrial Novelties

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Macmillan, May 2, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 96 pages
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Beaten up, tattered, and weather worn, this volume has crossed through space to become the first extra-terrestrial comic book in print on earth. The language and even the alphabet are alien, but as human readers will soon discover, the themes and stories are universal. These interwoven stories and vignettes start out quite simply, but a darker, more complex side is gradually revealed as alien characters act out very human problems, from peer pressure to intolerance to the challenges of friendship. Beneath its apparently childlike and cartoony style, A.L.I.E.E.E.N. explores human nature, cruelty, and kindness with surprising depth and loads of humor. A.L.I.E.E.E.N. is a nominee for the 2007 Eisner Awards for Best U.S. Edition of International Material and Best Writer/Artist - Humor.

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User Review  - bluepigeon - LibraryThing

As a Trondheim fan, I picked this up on a whim at Strand, and read it with my friend in the subway going back home. It is hilarious, disgusting, cute, and sad all at the same time. The creatures are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nuno - Goodreads

Although a good story, with cute and cuddly drawings, this is definitely NOT for kids. There is cruel killing and blood. An example is the scene where one of the heroes is forced to hit a friend with ... Read full review


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A phenomenally prolific and well-regarded artist and writer, Lewis Trondheim has published more than 35 books in the last ten years. He is one of the leading figures in French comics, and is a cofounder of the alternative publishing house L'Association. Hilarious and caustic, he has a huge international following.

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