The Boulevard of Broken Dreams

The Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
The newest addition to Pantheon's growing list of graphic novels: a visually beautiful, narratively intricate, and powerful book by one of the most original, and–until now–least recognized comic artists at work today.

The place is New York City in 1933. The setting: the Fontaine Talking Fables animation studio. Teddy Mishkin–definitely alcoholic, possibly insane–is hard at work on the latest cartoon short for Waldo the Cat, the "star" of Fontaine's stable of animated characters. But little does anyone (except Teddy) realize that Waldo is real–and that he is Teddy's insidiously helpful assistant.

Baker & Taylor
In 1933 New York, animator Teddy Mishkin is hard at work on the latest cartoon short featuring Waldo the Cat, with the help of the not-so-imaginary Waldo, whom to Teddy is all too real and who offers Teddy dangerous advice about his life and work, in a humorist graphic novel. 17,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375421914
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 23 cm


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May 01, 2017

Dense dark drawings. Dated story.

theorbys May 31, 2012

Continues the amazing story of Waldo the Cat. This is a dark and sordid vision, and one of the best graphic novels ever, combining a modern underground comix sensibility with the wonderful visuals (and fictionalized history) of the vintage cartoon era.


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