It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken: A Picture Novella

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An acknowledged classic returns in this new edition, gorgeously re-designed. Seth pays homage to the wit and sophistication of the old-fashioned magazine cartoon. While trying to understand his dissatisfaction with the present, Seth discovers the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s. But his obsession blinds him to the needs of his lover and the quiet desperation of his family. Wry self-reflection and moody colors characterize Seth's style in this tale about learning lessons from nostalgia. His playful and sophisticated experiment with memoir provoked a furious debate among cartoon historians and archivists about the existence of Kalo, and prompted a Details feature about Seth's "hoax".

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"Extraordinary And Original." - Raymond Briggs; "Rich, Evocative...Characterized By Small Moments Revealing The Author's Sharp Eye For Detail" - The Globe And Mail

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Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario with five cats, a gigantic collection of vintage records, comic books, early 20th century Canadiana, and a very patient wife. He regularly contributes illustrations to The New Yorker and The National Post and recently provided the entire album artwork for the singer-songwriter, Aimee Mann. He is currently working on Clyde Fans, a new graphic novel.

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