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I Love Led Zeppelin Paperback – July 4 2006

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Following up her Harvey and Eisner-nominated collection Monkey Food with this impressive collection, Forney captures in a few bold, clear strokes of her pen essential parts of her life and those of the people around her. Though these comics have no overarching theme, they fit together seamlessly to form a portrait of some of the joys of alternative lifestyles. The first section is a collection of "how-to" comics, on everything from folding Old Glory at a military funeral to smoking pot without serving time. The how-tos are both humorous and oddly informative, as in diagrams of how to sew on an amputated finger. Forney follows these eclectic but engrossing pages with longer comics, many drawing on interviews. She collaborates with a few well-known names (Margaret Cho, Dan Savage), but Forney's exuberance always acts as a filter to bring the emotion into sharp relief. Some of the most memorable comics are simple exercises in line and form, like "Trapeze," a wordless but graceful view of a woman on a trapeze, armpit hair and all. I Love Led Zeppelin shows Forney's versatility in narrative and artistic style, but more than anything else shows her natural talent as a storyteller. (Aug.)
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Ellen Forney (Seattle) is a regular contributor to Nickelodeon Magazine and The Stranger. She teaches comics at Cornish College of the Arts.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Fantagraphics Books (July 4 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 112 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1560977302
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1560977308
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 432 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 22.61 x 1.02 x 30.23 cm
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Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of NYT bestseller Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, and the 2012 “Genius Award” winner in Literature from Seattle's The Stranger. She collaborated with Sherman Alexie on the National Book Award-winning novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, created the Eisner-nominated comic books I Love Led Zeppelin and Monkey Food, and has taught comics at Cornish College of the Arts since 2002. She grew up in Philadelphia and has lived in Seattle, Washington since 1989. Ellen swims and does yoga, and fixes things with rubber bands and paper clips.

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