The Year of Loving Dangerously

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NBM Comics Lit, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 127 pages
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Here`s a new turn for the controversial cartoonist and commentator Ted Rall. Not only is this autobiographical but he has paired up with the acclaimed artist of Bluesman and The Castaways for fully painted art. It`s the eighties and Ted is in college in New York City and slipping. His pranks, lack of focus and restlessness get him kicked out of school. Unable to find a job, rejected by his parents, he`s on the verge of suicide. Instead he finds comfort in the arms of many women he meets casually and puts up a front for. Hey, better than being homeless and begging, but then... is it? It may sound like an ideal grift but the toll is much higher than one may imagine. Between acidly funny and disturbingly real, Rall, a cartoonist whose work has alienated half the world, pours out his guts on a hard turning point in his life. Callejo adopts a new fully painted color style for this work, showing his versatility.

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

A graphic novel account of Rall's year on the streets. Thrown out of Columbia University, without a job, without any real prospects, Ted Rall becomes, accidentally, a gigolo who travels from couch to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ficie - Goodreads

The illustrations are great, and the story is well told. I really felt for Ted's downturns in luck. Unfortunately the story is ultimately unaccomplished, and seems to end mid-way. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Jordi Bernet was born in 1944 in Barcelona, Spain. His grandfather was a writer of novels and his father was a famous cartoonist of his time. Of Jordi's four brothers, two were fine artists and the other two drew for the comics. Jordi Bernet was only fifteen years old when his father died and he had to take over his father's strip. Since then he never looked back and now is well recognized in the United States for the series of a hired gun in the thirties called Torpedo, and most recently for illustrating DC's famous western character, Jonah Hex.

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