- Taschenbuch: 200 Seiten
- Verlag: Harry N. Abrams; Auflage: 01 (1. April 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0810992213
- ISBN-13: 978-0810992214
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 23,2 x 1,6 x 26,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 686.488 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Bizarro and Other Strange Manifestations of the Art of Dan Piraro (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. April 2006
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Piraro discusses his own life, from a poor religious upbringing to life with a well-paid job in New York, leading up to his present fulfilling life as a cartoonist. The award winning Bizarro is an edgier, more inventive version of The Far Side, with every panel taking on original characters and themes. The book also discusses Piraro's strong feelings about animal rights and politics, both of which are the favoured topics of his paintings and one-man comedy show.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Piraro was born in Kansas City and grew up in Tulsa before living in Dallas for many years. He currently lives in Brooklyn and has a strong fan base in San Francisco. The cartoon runs daily in almost 200 markets across the country and in Canada.
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The book is written in first person by Mr Dan Piraro himself. This book is about his life, career and comics. His write up is almost as hilarious as his comics. He seems to have a very interesting life, and the book tells it all.
Included are also some interesting and very unusual self portraits (photos). One is nude -- with the shadows hiding the crucial parts of course! Another amusing photo is one with him spotting a lion's mane hairstyle with his dad's face saying,"I'm determined to be proud of this kid in spite of the fact that he's well on his way to looking like a transvestite."
He writes from his birth, to childhood and schooling, to his band playing days, then his art and cartooning career and his move to New York City. There are lots of juicy and funny experiences he share, such as him asking people to provide lodging and take him around while he's on book tours.
Towards the end of the book, he talks more about his beliefs, which led him to be a vegan (one that consumes no animal products of any kind including eggs and dairy products). He's a huge supporter of animal rights, which is why animal rights themes sometimes appear in his comics.
This book is filled with freelance illustrations, oil paintings, comics and several discarded ideas (those deemed too saucy for general readers). Every one is captioned to explain the inspiration and the message he's trying to bring across. Oh, his oil paintings are as weird as his cartoons.
This book is not just Bizaro, it's the biography for Dan Piraro. It's wonderful and in depth. One that will constantly put a smile when read.
There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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Dan Piraro has been amassing a comprehensive dossier of my own particular world-view for many years, one frame at a time, but I've been abroad enough to have missed any number of his sharpest insights. But with this here book in my suitcase, I can face moving to "The Sequoias" with equanimity. What name for an assisted living facilty, eh? The Sequoias. Piraro would appreciate it.
This book is great because Piraro does more than just gather a bunch of comics together. Instead, he tells his life story and then gives examples of comics from each stage of his life. Not only is his writing hilarious, but the added dimension of seeing how his simple, one-pannel gags spring directly from his life was a behind the scenes look at how creativity happens.
A great read. Literally, laugh out loud funny!
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