Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories
by Michael Chabon
Publisher's Description
Ben Katchor cleverly canvases the life of a free-lancer--Julius Knipl is a real estate photographer who wanders the four frames of a daily comic strip in search of... what? Over-cooked diner fare, old debts, elevator rides. This collection of strips, a pastiche graphic novel, is a unique and humorous portrait of New York City, an independent's daily tribulations, and the random bits of wisdom that have occasionally made the comic page of American newspapers great.
Amazon.com Review
Ben Katchor's dreamscape is peopled by transistor radio listeners, door-knob triers, false eyebrow importers, and a late-night-perambulating real estate photographer named Julius Knipl. The vaguely melancholy stories in his eight-panel comic strips reflect a fondness for the forgotten, the obscure, and the merely overlooked. What happens to the city's wholesale calendar salesmen in February? Who buys last year's tinned seedless grapes? Katchor's shadowed line drawings of a gray metropolis evoke musty smells, the shuffling steps of retirees, and a proliferating autumnal chill. Readers who enjoy his work in their local weekly papers, as well as NPR listeners who have been held captive by the "Knipl Radio-Cartoons" will be glad to linger a little longer in the dream life of Katchor's world.
ISBN: 0316482943
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Paperback : 112 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
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