Fox Bunny Funny
"[A] wordless, deliciously mannered fable about desire, socialization and utopianism . . . Hartzell's narrative glides along so smoothly that it can take a few readings to notice how clever and nuanced his design sense is." --Douglas Wolk, The New York Times "Andy Hartzell has beautifully created a wordless parallel universe that is both totally recognizable and completely insane. It's just like our world--dog eat dog er, fox eat bunny. It's brain bending, disturbing and a hoot--just like the good ol' USA. Hop to and dive into it!"-- Peter Kuper "Hartzell realizes a lot in his graphic novel, and anyone lucky enough to read Fox Bunny Funny will find a work of fiction that challenges the reader to think not only about himself, but also about his relationship to his own group and others. A gay/lesbian coming of age story, the Rwandan genocide, Sudan, American slavery, the Holocaust, the consumer economy, the food chain, gender transformation, identity politics -- the possibilities through which to view this story are endless."-- Leroy Douresseaux, Comic Book Bin "It's always an achievement, in and of itself, when an artist can execute a cohesive and intelligible work of sequential art without the use of any text ... well worth a read for anyone on the lookout for a promising new talent."-- Brian Heater "I was immediately astounded by the intricacy and stark beauty of Fox Bunny Funny. [Andy Hartzell] skillfully creates a world that simultaneously evokes the funny animal milieu and a naturalistic world."-- Rob Clough, Sequart The rules are simple: you're either a fox or a bunny. Foxes oppress and devour, bunnies suffer and die. Everyone knows their place. Everyone's satisfied. So what happens when a secret desire puts you at odds with your society? Starting from a simple premise -- and without using a single word -- Fox Bunny Funny leads the reader on a zigzag chase in and out of rabbit holes, and through increasingly strange landscapes where funny animals have serious identity problems. The tale swerves from slapstick to horror and back again before landing at the inevitable climax, in which all the old rules are shattered. When you emerge, you'll find yourself gazing at our own fragmenting society with new eyes.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Krumbs - LibraryThing
So...it started out well. Poor little fox wants to dress up as a bunny, much to the horror of his family. But then it got a bit violent and eventually I became convinced the author was on acid when writing the rest of the book. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - skylightbooks - LibraryThing
This beautiful, handmade graphic novel in three parts chronicles the adventures of a young fox ostracized for cross-dressing as a bunny who grows up seemingly well-adjusted ("straight") until he ... Read full review