Percy Gloom

Percy Gloom

Book - 2007
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Cathy Malkasian has made the jump from animation to the printed page with a graceful, delicate leap. She deftly uses her pencil to create thick, expressive characters moving through the twilight of a shadowy Orwellian world. Humorous and bewitching at the same time, Percy Gloom is a unique gem of a story. The story begins with our hero bravely striking out on his own for the first time, leaving his mother's house to apply for his dream job as a cautionary writer for the Safely-Now Corporation. In the process, he uncovers an unreal world of secret societies, benevolent families, and bureaucratic security. Lazy-eyed Percy Gloom fights to overcome the loss of his wife, Lila, to a truth-pointing, lotharian cult leader. Approached by his doctor to help protect some special people and given advice by some talking goats, Percy comes to terms with his place in the gloomy world and finds himself reaching enlightenment (literally). Percy Gloom is an absurd but hopeful fable for these strange times we live in.2008 Eisner Award winner: Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award and 2008 Eisner Award Nominee: Best New Graphic Album.

Baker & Taylor
Percy Gloom, cautious and oversheltered to an extreme, dreams of working for Safety-Now, a company that puts warning signs on household objects--but the road getting there forces him to confront questions about life and death (and safety, of course).

Norton Pub
Cathy Malkasian has made the jump from animation to the printed page with a graceful, delicate leap. Humorous and bewitching at the same time, Percy Gloom is a unique gem of a story. Occupying an unreal world of secret societies, benevolent families, and bureaucratic security, lazy-eyed Percy Gloom fights to overcome the loss of his wife, Lila, to a truth-pointing, lotharian, cult-leader. Approached by his doctor to help protect some special people and given advice by some talking goats, Percy comes to terms with his place in the gloomy world and finds himself reaching enlightenment (literally).
2008 Eisner Award winner for Most Promising Newcomer: an absurd but hopeful cartoon fable for these strange times we live in.

Baker
& Taylor

A debut graphic novel by the director of Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys follows the wayward experiences of Percy Gloom after losing his wife to a lotharian cult leader, adventures that include his pursuit by a muffin-throwing socialite and Gloom's work as an ad-hoc safety inspector.

Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2007
ISBN: 9781560978459
1560978457
Characteristics: 169 p. : chiefly ill., music ; 27 cm

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