Shadowland /written and Drawn by Kim Deitch

Shadowland /written and Drawn by Kim Deitch

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Baker & Taylor
A graphic novel whose narrative spans from the late nineteenth century to the present day, and from Hollywood to an alien spacecraft thousands of miles from Earth, continues the story of the Ledickers--Al, the sleazy carnival owner; his unfortunate clown-faced son, Al, Jr.; his sister Emily, now the whip-wielding Lady Wyndham; and his ex-wife, Kewpie the midget. Original.

Norton Pub
A graphic novel of unsolved murders, crazed ambitions and lost fortunes.

Over a hundred years ago, a scout ship from a mysterious alien vessel crash-landed on Earth, where it was discovered by a seven-year-old boy named Al Ledicker. And so begins the confounding series of events that Kim Deitch, veteran underground cartoonist and creator of Pantheon's acclaimed graphic novel The Boulevard of Broken Dreams, has been chronicling for the last 20 years in a series of interrelated stories that have appeared in a variety of magazinesand now finally collected into one book.

Shadowland, whose narrative ranges from the late 19th century to (more or less) the present day, from Hollywood to an alien spacecraft 30,000 miles from Earth, tells the story of the LedickersAl Ledicker, the sleazy carnival owner whose mysterious disappearance has an astonishing resolution; Al Jr., his unfortunate, clown-faced son; his sister Emily Ledicker, now the whip-wielding Lady Wyndham; Ledicker's ex-wife, the midget Kewpieand a supporting cast that includes Molly O'Dare, adorable ingenue and movie star (particularly in the eyes of the mysterious "Grey Ones," aliens obsessed with vintage American pop culture).

Delineated in Deitch's charming, uniquely retro style, Shadowland is a tumble down the rabbit hole of sexy Hollywood starlets, little green (actually, gray) aliens, flying pigs and performing elephants, incest, murder, and eternal youth.

Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Norton, c2006
ISBN: 9781560977711
Characteristics: vii, 180 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm


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