Compulsive Comics (Paperback)

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There are dinosaurs, murder fantasies, and secret wars in this collection of short comics stories.

Compulsive Comics collects the very best of Eric Haven’s singular brand of inverted-comic-book-consciousness and genre-bending short stories. “The Glacier” is about a lone scientist making a startling discovery. The volume’s most controversial story, “I Killed Dan Clowes,” is an epic conflation of autobio and fantasy. While driving around Oakland, ruminating on the history of underground comics in the Bay Area, the main character fatally hits acclaimed graphic novelist Daniel Clowes, and the absurdity only escalates from there.

About the Author

Eric Haven is an Emmy-nominated producer (Mythbusters) and Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist from Oakland, California. He has contributed to The Believer and Kramers Ergot.

Praise For…

Combining the sky’s-the-limit outrageousness of golden age superhero comics with the hip sensibility of a modern indie cartoonist, these stories are ­delightful and unlike anything anyone else is producing. Not to be missed.
— Library Journal Starred Review

Humor, horror, and the existential all blend into one, while Haven mixes his own cocktail of pulp and wry self-awareness.
— Omnivoracious

Compulsive Comics is a wonderful bit of weird. I don't think I've come across such an eclectic mix of hilarity and horror and wonderment.

— Under the Radar

Compulsive Comics offers good laughs and vigorous surrealism.

— Comics Beat

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683960850
ISBN-10: 1683960858
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Pages: 124
Language: English

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