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Dedicated readers have long known that the medium of comics and graphic novels isn't all about caped super-heroes and spandex-clad bad girls. In fact, the combination of words and pictures can be the perfect vehicle for telling all kinds of stories, from poignant memoirs to lighter takes on the mundane musings of modern life. This collection of short stories illustrates, qDedicated readers have long known that the medium of comics and graphic novels isn't all about caped super-heroes and spandex-clad bad girls. In fact, the combination of words and pictures can be the perfect vehicle for telling all kinds of stories, from poignant memoirs to lighter takes on the mundane musings of modern life. This collection of short stories illustrates, quite literally, the effectiveness of the medium for telling the most personal of stories - the autobiography - and does so by showcasing some of the first published autobiographical stories from living-legend artists, mainstream greats, and young "indie" up-and-comers....

Title : Autobiographix
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ISBN : 9781593070380
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 104 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Autobiographix Reviews

  • Jan Philipzig
    2019-03-25 15:59

    I had high hopes for at least half of the 16 autobiographical short stories collected here but ended up liking only two: the charming and understated "The Time I Met Richard Nixon" by the always reliable Sergio Aragones, and the surreal yet strangely familiar "A Traveller's Tale" by French-Scottish duo Metaphrog. Most contributions are mediocre, a few not even that (Paul Chadwick, Matt Wagner), and then there is the erratic, mean-spirited, completely pointless "Man with Pen in Head" by aging comic-book legend Frank Miller.

  • Tita
    2019-04-04 17:52

    Really, I've been eyeing this book a long long time ago. Picking it up the shelf, flipping the pages several times. What attracted me first is, of course, the simple sketchy drawings at the covers (by Will Eisner) - then the format (A5) and of course the contents. The title already said it all: it's a compilation of autobiographical strips by professional artists. All images came in black and white, which only nudge my weakness (I so love B&W images), so I finally gave in and ended up buying this book. And I don't regret it at all!A number of artists contributed their bits of life in this book, some are stronger than the rest. Some pages are short but really powerful (Frank Miller's pages at the beginning of the book are indeed a perfect start!), some pages are longer, telling a lighter experience in life (Stan Sakai's travel diary, for example). Some pages look simple but intrigue deep thoughts (Will Eisner is undoubtedly the master of this game), while some pages basically telling life's lesson in a pleasant way (a playful look at life by Linda Medley, the only female contributor), or in an ironic way (a life and death question by Paul Chadwick).The line up of artists here are really precious. I would recommend this book for anyone who would like to see a personal touch of great artists, told in their own words and drawings.

  • Summer
    2019-03-19 15:43

    This is a fun little book with a handful of comics creators writing and illustrating short autobiographical stories. Notable: Frank Miller is quite possibly actually crazy, Paul Chadwick tells a great story, Linda Medley continues to be outstanding, and whoever it was that did the story about moving to the small town and having a bicycle, &c, bored the hell out of me.

  • Alex Cunningham
    2019-04-15 12:05

    If only "creative non-fiction" and cutting edge (so-called "indie") comics could mate more often. "Autobiographix" reads like a vision of the future that's too good to be true. It might also make you want to try to make that future happen anyway.

  • Lauren
    2019-03-28 13:47

    My first 'graphic novel' (grown up comic book)..

  • George Marshall
    2019-03-29 11:58

    I was wondering why talented contributors produced something so dull. I think the main problem is that they felt compelled to produce either adecdotes (dense stories with twists and morals) or high drama- and none of them had anything that interesting to say. It is a shame because comics, as a medium, do not need either and work very well with wry observations of dull reality (look at Chris Ware, Adrian Tomine, Alex Robinson, Michel Rabagliati,Gabrielle Bell, Harvey Pekar)- but then when I compare this book with the intense or deeply moving autobographical work of Carol Swain, Chester Brown, David Small, Debbie Drechsler, Lynda Barry, Carol Tyler, Judith Vanistendael) I can only conclude they picked the wrong people- the wrong men actually.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-15 13:38

    This is a book of autobiographical short stories showcasing what the medium can do in the genre of autobiography. Unfortunate then that is almost uniformly dull. Almost every story is about name-dropping or how a comic book writer writes a comic book or other such navel-gazing fascinations. I started skimming after only a few pages. The two excepts were The Tree by Richard Doutt and "Recess!" by Linda Medley, both of which worked because of their simplicity. The first was one of the only stories to tell an actual story, not about a famous person and centred on the author. The second was by far the best and most interesting, because it actually came across like simply two people having a conversation. It was good because it felt real and totally lacked all pretension.

  • Anthony
    2019-03-31 19:51

    I love these kind of books. You let comic book writers and/or an artists put together a short stories, and then you collect them all together. This book was a collection of short, autobiographical vignettes. Some of them are serious, but most of them are quirky, funny experiences that will make you chuckle.There are established comic book creators (Stan Sakai, Frank Miller, Will Eisner) as well as more indie artists (it must be kismet, because I just read one of Paul Chadwick's GNs). Worth a read, or 13 short read.

  • HeavyReader
    2019-04-08 13:56

    This is a nonfiction graphic novel collection, an anthology of personal stories. Some of the stories were really fun and clever and others were just so-so; I guess that's usual for anthologies of any kind.This anthology was quite male centric. Only two (possibly three) of the contributors were female. Were other women asked to contribute and they said no, or were no other women invited to participate? I guess I could ask Phil, who works for Dark Horse...

  • Lynn
    2019-03-29 13:05

    What captured my attention is that it's a book full of small autobiographies of famous illustrators. Some of the stories aren't that interesting but it's nice to have a diversity of styles and have many examples of illustrating a personal incident.

  • Andy Littleton
    2019-04-12 16:01

    Really enjoyed this collection, as the graphic novel method is so uniquely capable of telling personal stories. The stories are so varied, and so short and succinct, that it made for a one of a kind book reading experience. Give it a go!

  • Gonzalo Oyanedel
    2019-04-12 18:58

    Selección amena, a ratos reflexiva y dispar como suele darse en un surtido autobiográfico.

  • Ming Siu
    2019-04-02 15:00

    A decent-enough read that isn't particularly challenging or life-changing. Which might be bit of a disappointment, coming from the names in this collection. Oh well.