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The Exquisite Triumph of Wormboy

The Exquisite Triumph of Wormboy

An Illustrated Epic

by Sydney LeaJames Kochalka and James Kochalka
Paperback
Publication Date: 20/11/2020
RRP  $24.15 $22.75
In The Exquisite Triumph of Wormboy, multi-award winning illustrator and graphic novelist James Kochalka brings us a thematic collection of drawings that chronicle the exploits of a worm who embarks on an adventure of rescue, fueled by inescapable surges of bravery. This odyssey is aptly and expertly versified into an ekphrastic epic by former Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea. Readers of all ages will be entertained by the sights, tension, suspense, and humor of this unique collection.

Yet here's a leaf! And here's a boat!
And here's the cure for the chill of doubt!
Why should not hope, however odd,
Be just as strong, no, stronger than gods?

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

James Kochalka is the author and illustrator of more than forty graphic novels. He has won two Eisner Awards, one Harvey Award, and four Ignatz Awards. In 2011 he was named the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. He also has a separate career as a rock star, performing with his band James Kochalka Superstar. In 2007, Rolling Stone named his song "Britney's Silver Can" one of the 100 Best Songs of the year.

Sydney Lea, founding editor of New England Review, is author of thirteen volumes of poetry, most recently Here (Four Way Books, 2019). A former Vermont Poet Laureate and a Pulitzer finalist, he has also published a novel, a collection of literary criticism, and four volumes of personal essays.
ISBN:
9781773490496
9781773490496
Category:
Graphic novels: superheroes & super-villains
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20-11-2020
Publisher:
Word Galaxy
Country of origin:
Canada
Pages:
116
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x7mm
Weight:
0.18kg
James Kochalka

James Kochalka is, without question, one of the most unique and prolific alternative cartoonists working in America today. His comics have been published internationally by almost every alternative comics publisher; he's recorded several music albums under the name James Kochalka Superstar (making him a favorite at college radio stations across the country); and he's developed animated cartoons for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Hangover.

He is the first official Cartoonist Laureate of the state of Vermont, appointed in 2011. Among his best known works are the Monkey vs Robot series, the superpowered frathouse comedy SuperF*ckers, the beloved children's series Johnny Boo, Dragon Puncher, and Glorkian Warrior, and his magnum opus, the 14-year span of daily diary comics known as American Elf.

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