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Amazing Facts and Beyond (Hardcover, New): Kevin Huizenga, Dan Zettwoch Amazing Facts and Beyond (Hardcover, New)
Kevin Huizenga, Dan Zettwoch
R489 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R100 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ignatz award Nomination for Outstanding Collection Leon Beyond--part John Hodgman, part out-of-date school textbook--is the know-it-all, relentless-fact-baking brain child of cartoonists Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch. Leon's knowledge was catalogued weekly in the St. Louis Riverfront Times. Amazing Facts and Beyond collects the comic-strip's best and most outrageous moments. Discover the world of optilusors, Robert Skur, dance notation and grooved disc jellyfish. Learn new words and concepts: winkaton or optogenerian. Mark your extreme calendar before you travel to the pancake and eggs nebula. Meticulously un-researched and full of dubious knowledge, Amazing Facts and Beyond is the modern successor to Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Featuring guest contributions by Ted May, and others. Dan Zettwoch is a cartoonist, illustrator, and designer. Dan's work has been published in countless anthologies. His acclaimed first book Birdseye Bristoe was published last year by Drawn and Quarterly. He lives with his wife in St. Louis, Missouri. Kevin Huizenga is cartoonist whose work has been published by Drawn & Quarterly, Marvel, Fantagraphics, Time, Slate.com and many others. His latest book Gloriana was published last year by Drawn & Quarterly. Kevin lives with his wife in St. Louis, Missouri.

Science Comics - Cars (Hardcover): Dan Zettwoch Science Comics - Cars (Hardcover)
Dan Zettwoch
R379 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R75 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In Dan Zettwoch's Science Comics: Cars, you'll learn where cars came from and how they work. When you pop the hood, what are you looking at? How does gasoline--or electric batteries, or even steam--make a car move? Rev up your motor and take look at the combustible history of the automobile and its explosive effects on our modern lives. Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, the solar system, robots, and more. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!

Science Comics - Cars (Paperback): Dan Zettwoch Science Comics - Cars (Paperback)
Dan Zettwoch 1
R255 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R46 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic - dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! In this volume, you'll learn where cars came from and how they work. When you pop the hood, what are you looking at? How does gasoline - or electric batteries, or even steam - make a car move? Rev up your motor and take look at the combustible history of the automobile and its explosive effects on our modern lives.

Birdseye Bristoe (Hardcover, New): Dan Zettwoch Birdseye Bristoe (Hardcover, New)
Dan Zettwoch
R356 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R37 (10%) Special order

A not-so-classic yarn about a mysterious stranger in a small midwestern town
It's a story line we know all too well: "A mysterious stranger comes to town." Only the town is not really a town and the stranger is a gigantic cell-phone tower. The town is Birdseye Bristoe--a portmanteau name created from an interstate sign that points to two real towns--and it has only one real permanent resident, an old-timer known as Uncle. A confirmed bachelor and World War II veteran, he owns most of the real estate in town. His teenaged great-niece and -nephew visit occasionally, though the town doesn't have much to offer apart from an adult superstore, a gas station, and a tackle shop.
Uncle reluctantly agrees to lease his land to a conglomerate of telecommunications carriers, and sets the somewhat random condition that the tower be built with a huge crossbar set horizontally into the mast, making it also the world's largest cross. "Birdseye Bristoe "begins with the destruction of the cell tower and works backward to unravel the story of its fall.
This is the first full-length graphic novel from the acclaimed artist Dan Zettwoch, who is well known for his comic books and anthology work (in "Kramers Ergot," "Beasts II," and the "Drawn & Quarterly Showcase"). Zettwoch has a sharp eye for the iconography of small-town USA, and his stylized prose reveals the intermingling of a keen wit and a strong affection for his characters. "Birdseye Bristoe "brims with larger-than-life personalities, hilarious anecdotes, references to midwestern/mid-southern pop culture, and diagrams of the cell-tower/cross construction process.

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