Is This Guy For Real?

Is This Guy For Real?

by Brian "Box" Brown

Epub (Kobo - Fixed Layout), Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 06/02/2018

  $17.92

2019 Eisner Award Winner for Best Reality-Based Work


Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman’s resume was impressive—a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional wrestling. Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person, he’s ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were so committed and so convincing that all but his closest family and friends were completely taken in.


Why would someone so gentle-natured and sensitive build an entire career seeking the hatred of his audience? What drives a performer to solicit that reaction? With the same nuance and sympathy with which he approached Andre the Giant in his 2014 biography, graphic novelist Box Brown's Is This Guy For Real? takes on the complex and often hilarious life of Andy Kaufman.

ISBN:
9781250304308
9781250304308
Category:
Performing arts: comedy
Format:
Epub (Kobo - Fixed Layout), Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
06-02-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
First Second
Brian "Box" Brown

Brian "Box" Brown is a New York Times-bestselling comic artist, writer, and illustrator living in Philadelphia. His published books include Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, Tetris: The Games People Play, Is This Guy For Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman, and Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America.

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