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Mighty Alice Goes Round And Round

Author : Richard Thompson
ISBN : 9781449438647
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Cul de Sac chronicles the absurdly wonderful adventures of the Otterloop family. Alice, Petey, Mom, and Dad live in the cookie-cutter suburbs not far from the interstate. Here, and at school, their day-to-day life unfolds with simple joys, tiny infractions, and wonderful moments of gentle bliss. In this specially curated collection for kids, the quirky world of Cul de Sac comes to life for a new audience. "One of the five best features in any newspaper, period." -The Comics Reporter ". . . (Thompson) produces one of the few strips around where nearly every individual panel is standalone delight." -The Onion A.V. Club "I can't say enough in his favor, so much is my admiration for his work." -Pat Oliphant". . . much-needed jolt of energy to the daily newspaper. We have a real talent here." -Bill Watterson (creator of Calvin and Hobbes)
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Mighty Alice

Author : Richard Thompson
ISBN : 9781449410223
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Combines the cartoonist's imaginative watercolor illustrations with acerbic observations about suburban life as experienced by precocious preschooler, Alice Otterloop.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Team Cul De Sac

Author : Chris Sparks
ISBN : 9781449419677
Genre : Art
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When Richard Thompson, creator of the cartoon strip Cul de Sac, learned that he had Parkinson’s disease, the entire cartoon community was moved. From other cartoonists to fans, the urge to “do something” was overwhelming. Enter Chris Sparks, friend of and webmaster for Richard, who came up with the idea of joining the Team Fox effort. Having read two of Michael J. Fox’s books, he knew about the foundation, which made him think of creating a Team Cul de Sac to honor Richard and to raise money for and awareness about PD. He set up the team with the foundation and began the quest to create a book that contributors would donate their original art to be included in the book and to be auctioned off later. All of the auction’s and a portion of the book's profits will be donated to Team Fox. The response to Chris’s call for art has been impressive. From indie cartoonists to noted syndicated, editorial, and magazine cartoonists to graphic novel artists, illustrators, and sheer Cul de Sac fans, the assortment of cartoon styles paying homage to Cul de Sac and Richard Thompson in Team Cul de Sac is truly inspiring.
Category: Art

Cul De Sac

Author : Richard Thompson
ISBN : 9780740776519
Genre : Humor
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"One of the five best features in any newspaper, period." --The Comics Reporter "A much-needed jolt of energy to the daily newspaper. We have a real talent here." --Bill Waterson, Calvin and Hobbes "One of the few strips around where nearly every individual panel is stand-alone delight." --The Onion " really seems like the inheritor of 'Calvin and Hobbes.'" --Art Spiegelman "I can't say enough in his favor, so much is my admiration for his work." --Pat Oliphant 2 National Cartoonist Society "Best Comic Strip" nominations in 2 years of existence. "I thought the best newspaper comic strips were long gone, and I've never been happier to be wrong. Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac has it all--intelligence, gentle humor, a delightful way with words, and, most surprising of all, wonderful, wonderful drawings. Cul de Sac's whimsical take on the world and playful sense of language somehow gets funnier the more times you read it. Four-year-old Alice and her Blisshaven Preschool classmates will ring true to any parent. Doing projects in a cloud of glue and glitter, the little kids manage to reinterpret an otherwise incomprehensible world via their meandering, nonstop chatter. But I think my favorite character is Alice's older brother, Petey. A haunted, controlling milquetoast, he's surely one of the most neurotic kids to appear in comics. These children and their struggles are presented affectionately, and one of the things I like best about Cul de Sac is its natural warmth. Cul de Sac avoids both mawkishness and cynicism and instead finds genuine charm in its loopy appreciation of small events. Very few strips can hit this subtle note. I also like the nightmarish suburb that the Otterloop ("outer loop") family inhabits: the identical houses crammed in endless rows, the relentless highway traffic strangling the soulless development, the ugly shopping malls, the oppressive parking garages, and sticky-floored restaurants. Like most of us, the family negotiates this modern awfulness as a simple matter of course; the critique appears only in the drawings, where the strip suddenly works on another level. And oh, those gorgeous drawings! With a mix of rambling looseness, blotchy crudeness, and sheer cartoony grace, Thompson's expressive pen line is the equal of any of cartooning's Old Masters. Thompson has a very sharp eye and a command of technique we almost never see anymore. He reminds us that comics can be more than illustrated gag writing, and that good drawings can bring a comic strip's world to life in countless ways that words cannot. The artwork in Cul de Sac bowls me over. It's a pleasure to study long after the strips are read. The first fifty pages of this book are taken from the earlier incarnation of Cul de Sac that appeared in the Washington Post Magazine. Here we discover that Thompson has a natural flair for watercolor painting too. At this point, however, I'm not even surprised. I hope you enjoy Cul de Sac as much as I do. I think you're in for a real treat." --Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, 2008 Alice Otterloop brings the funny to suburbia in Cul de Sac, "a suburban community ringed by a mighty wall and girded
Category: Humor

Humana Festival 2004

Author : Tanya Palmer
ISBN : 1575253852
Genre : Drama
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The Humana Festival of New American Plays is "the center of the nation's playwriting universe" (The Miami Herald). It is an event whose impact has "enlivened and enriched stages in the United States and around the world" (The Irish Times). This year's plays have been selected from more than 500 script submissions for production and these plays feature some of the most talented and adventurous playwrights writing for the American stage today.FULL-LENGTH PLAYSAfter Ashley by Gina Gionfriddo Now a hit off-broadway, soon to be transferred to Broadway. Gina Gionfriddo's scathing satire takes on our media's obsession with victims and violence in the wake of a brutal rape and murder.The Ruby Sunrise by Rinne Groff This surprising and perceptive comedy charts the development of television and the people who drove it-from early idealism to censorship and commercial compromises.Sans-Culottes in the Promised Land by Kirsten Greenidge In this fantastical satire about the road to success, Kirsten Greenidge maps the false promise of education and the reality of the glass ceiling in America, especially within this upper middle-class, African-American family.Kid-Simple, a radio play in the flesh by Jordan Harrison In which Moll, a girl who invents things, creates The Third Ear, a miraculous machine for hearing sounds that can't be heard.At the Vanishing Point by Naomi Iizuka In this stunning portrait of a community, Naomi Iizuka weaves together historical fact, myth, and memory to give voice to people who would otherwise exist only as faded images in an old photo album.Tallgrass Gothic by Melanie Marnich This sensual tale of love and its consequences exposes a claustrophobic and unforgiving landscape beneath the deceptive calm of the heartland.TEN-MINUTE PLAYSKuwait by Vincent Delaney A Bone Close to My Brain by Dan DietzFoul Territory by CraigThe Spot by Steven SPECIAL OFFERINGFast and Loose: An Ethical Collaboration by Jose Cruz, Gonzalez, Kirsten Greenidge, Julie Marie Myatt, and John TANYA PALMER is the Director of New Play Development at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She has edited three collections of new plays and served as a dramaturg on a number of world premiere productions.ADRIEN-ALICE HANSEL is the Literary Manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville. This is the first collection of plays she has co-edited.
Category: Drama

Films And Filming

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ISBN : IND:30000120086743
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures

Creature Comforts

Author : Jessica Stirling
ISBN : 9781444744866
Genre : Fiction
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The second novel in Stirling's historical saga brings to light yet more dark secrets, amorous entanglements and murder... Elspeth and Anna Patterson of Balnesmoor have both married well: Elspeth to a wealthy wool merchant, Anna to the son of a respected factor. But they are far from happy. The two married sisters, leading oddly parallel lives, find themselves entangled in a web of infidelity, scandal, and heartache in the midst of Wellington's Peninsular War on the continent. The story continues in Hearts of Gold.
Category: Fiction

The Filmgoer S Companion

Author : Leslie Halliwell
ISBN : 0380401215
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures