Chewing on Tinfoil

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Insomniac Press, 2009 - Fiction - 155 pages
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New from Joe Ollmann, the creator of Wag! micro books and a monthly comic strip for Exclaim!, Chewing On Tinfoil is a wonderful first full-length book of graphic fiction. In these six beautifully illustrated stories Ollmann peers into the cracks of everyday life, finding inspiration in those slightly uncomfortable moments that make life ... well ... interesting. In experiences extraordinary and mundane, Ollmann catches his motley crew of characters with their pants down: from a chic couple challenging the Grim Reaper's fashion sense; to a childhood anecdote of a ghost story gone wrong; to characters who face the sexism and racism that lingers in our culture. Influenced by a variety of artists, such as Ben Katchor, Charles Schulz, Ralph Steadman and Edward Gorey, Ollmann draws the inhabitants of his world with remarkable craft and an eye for detail, making each character unforgettable.
 

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Some fun stories in here. There were a couple that I was kind of left going "wait... that's it? That's the whole story?" but for the most part I liked 'em. I also liked the end feature of the author ... Read full review

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS SHOUTOUTS HOLLERS ETC
GIANT STRAWBERRY FUNLAND
GOD
CAKE
LIKE SOMETHING AKIN TO THE SISTINE CHAPEL BUT WITH COWS
FIRE SALE
DEATH WEARS INEXPENSIVE LOAFERS
FISH STORY
FIREFLY
COPS
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Joe Ollmann is the author of five critically-hailed graphic novels. He is currently working on a biography of William Seabrook, adventure writer and cannibal. He lives in Hamilton surrounded by his extended progeny.

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