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New School (Hardcover)

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“Danny has been sent by his family to find out what’s happened to his
older brother, Luke. Luke left home for a job teaching the inhabitants
of a distant island English so they could work at ClockWorld- the new
MEGA theme park opening on the island. It’s been two years since Luke
left and Danny is determined to get him to come back to America, but
Luke has changed. This graphic novel is unlike any I’ve ever read. It’s
experimental, incredibly smart, both familiar and new- you have to look
at it."

— Alex

“Danny has been sent by his family to find out what’s happened to his older brother, Luke. Luke left home for a job teaching the inhabitants of a distant island English so they could work at ClockWorld- the new MEGA theme park opening on the island. It’s been two years since Luke left and Danny is determined to get him to come back to America, but Luke has changed. This graphic novel is unlike any I’ve ever read. It’s experimental, incredibly smart, both familiar and new- you have to look at it." --Alex

— From Graphic Novels

Description


In this brand new graphic novel from the acclaimed author of Bottomless Belly Button and BodyWorld, Dash Shaw dramatizes the story of a boy moving to an exotic country and his infatuation with an unfamiliar culture that quickly shifts to disillusionment. A sense of being different grows to alienation, until he angrily blames this once-enchanting land for his feelings of isolation. All of this is told through the fantastical eyes of young Danny, a boy growing up in the 90s fed on dramatic adventure stories like Jurassic Park and X-Men. Danny's older brother, Luke, travels to a remote island to teach English to the employees of ClockWorld, an ambitious new amusement park that recreates historical events. When Luke doesn t return after two years, Danny travels to ClockWorld to convince Luke to return to America. But Luke has made a new life, new family, and even a new personality for himself on ClockWorld, rendering him almost unrecognizable to his own brother. Danny comes of age as he explores the island, ClockWorld, and fights to bring his brother home. New School is unlike anything in the history of the comics medium: at once funny and deadly serious, easily readable while wildly artistic, personal and political, familiar and completely new.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606996447
ISBN-10: 1606996444
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication Date: July 5th, 2013
Pages: 340
Language: English