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The Resource Ghost world, designed by Daniel Clowes and Adam Grano

Ghost world, designed by Daniel Clowes and Adam Grano

Label
Ghost world
Title
Ghost world
Statement of responsibility
designed by Daniel Clowes and Adam Grano
Title variation
Ghostworld
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the best-selling and critically-acclaimed graphic novels of all-time telling the story of two supremely ironic, above-it-all teenagers facing the thrilling uncertainty of life after high school. As they attempt to carry their life-long friendship into a new era, the careful dynamics of their inseparable bond are jolted, and what seemed like a future of endless possibilities looks more like an encroaching reality of strip malls, low-paying service jobs and fading memories
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Character
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Review
Gr 10 Up This collection of comics, composed of stories originally published in the early 1980s, is the first in a series presenting the oevre in chronological order. At the center are Maggie and Hopey, friends who are as at home among spaceships as they are partying at punk shows. Hernandez weaves together an elaborate cast of characters, including pro wrestlers, millionaires, and superheroes. Maggie's job as an assistant mechanic takes her to distant lands, where she encounters rebel uprisings and dinosaurs. Yet beneath the SF veneer, these comics depict day-to-day life and conversations among friends. The stories have aged well, and their playful sense of adventure and scrappy protagonists will appeal to today's readers, including teens who have had access to 20 years of alternative graphic-novel storytelling. With a combination of short comic strips and longer serializations, this is the type of book one can open to any page and start reading. Hernandez uses a classic, ink-heavy illustration style set against a narrative that features heroes who are anything but typical. His realistic yet stylized portraits have exaggerated elements that are a perfect match to the hyperreal and humorous narrative. "Las Locas," as Maggie and her Chicana friends are called, all have endearing flaws and are relentless in their pursuit of fun. Heidi Dolamore, San Mateo County Library, CA --Heidi Dolamore (Reviewed July 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 7, p127)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
242832
Cataloging source
JBO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clowes, Daniel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Grano, Adam
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • Love and Rockets library: the complete vol. 1
  • Love and Rockets library: Locas collection
  • Love and rockets
Series volume
  • 0001
  • 0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Teenage girls
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ghost world, designed by Daniel Clowes and Adam Grano
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes screenplay by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, c2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
1 volume (unnumbered)
Isbn
9781560978909
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • 262693490
  • (OCoLC)262693490
Label
Ghost world, designed by Daniel Clowes and Adam Grano
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes screenplay by Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, c2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
Special edition.
Extent
1 volume (unnumbered)
Isbn
9781560978909
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • 262693490
  • (OCoLC)262693490

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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