The Lovely Horrible Stuff

The Lovely Horrible Stuff

My Book About Money

Book - 2012
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Money makes the world go round, as they say... but HOW, exactly? Award-winning graphic novelist Eddie Campbell (From Hell, Alec) presents a fascinating journey into the wilderness of personal finance. With his trademark blend of research, anecdote, autobiography, and fantasy, Campbell explores how money underwrites human relationships, flowing all around us like the air we breathe - or the water we drown in. The result is a whimsical graphic essay, deeply grounded in Eddie's personal experiences with "the lovely horrible stuff," ranging from the imaginary wealth of Ponzi schemes and television pilots to the all-too-tangible stone currency of the Micronesian island of Yap. In a world where drawing corporate superheroes requires literally transforming oneself into a corporation (which is kept in a shoebox under the bed), we are in strange territory, indeed. Fortunately, Campbell's wry eye and vivid full-color artwork imbue the proceedings with real humanity, making The Lovely Horrible Stuff an investment that's worth every penny.
Publisher: Marietta, Ga. : Top Shelf Productions, c2012
Description: 95 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781603091527
1603091521
Branch Call Number: Camp

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Mark_Daly
Nov 16, 2013

Kind of a mixed bag, with the rather sad and personal story of Campbell's father-in-law set cheek-by-jowl against a travelogue/essay set in Micronesia. There are better Campbell books out there.

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