It's a good life, if you don't weaken

Seth, 1962-

Book - 2001

The story of the author's search for information about Canadian cartoonist John Kalloway ("Kalo").

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Genres
Graphic novels
Published
Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly c2001.
Edition
2nd ed
Language
English
Item Description
"The story presented here was originally serialized in issues four through nine of the comic book series Palookaville"--T.p. verso.
Physical Description
163, [20] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN
1896597319
1896597327
1896597335
Main Author
Seth, 1962- (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A comic book series in which the author is on a quest to uncover the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s, and his obsession blinds him to his increasingly withdrawn lover and the quiet desperation of his family.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An Acknowledged Classic returns gorgeously re-designed. In his first graphic novel, It's a Good Life, if You Don't Weaken--a best-selling D & Q titles ever--Seth pays homage to the wit and sophistication of the old-fashioned magazine cartoon. While trying to understand his dissatisfaction with the present, Seth discovers the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s. But his obsession blinds him to the needs of his lover and the quiet desperation of his family. Wry self-reflection and moody colours characterize Seth's style in this tale about learning lessons from nostalgia. His playful and sophisticated experiment with memoir provoked a furious debate among cartoon historians and archivists about the existence of Kalo, and prompted aDetails feature about Seth's "hoax".