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Into the Eisenshpritz

Elif Batuman: Superheroes, 10 April 2008

Life, in Pictures: Autobiographical Stories 
by Will Eisner.
Norton, 493 pp., £18.99, November 2007, 978 0 393 06107 9
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by David B..
Cape, 368 pp., £12.99, March 2006, 0 224 07920 4
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by Adrian Tomine.
Faber, 108 pp., £12.99, September 2007, 978 0 571 23329 8
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Misery Loves Comedy 
by Ivan Brunetti.
Fantagraphics, 172 pp., £15.99, April 2007, 978 1 56097 792 6
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... rather than from among introspective guys who tell it like it is. The most extreme example is Ivan Brunetti, who has taken male self-loathing to incredible extremes; he deserves recognition just for thinking of all the awful things he writes in his books. Brunetti and his colleagues are often praised for their ...

‘Very nice. Who’s next?’

Nick Richardson: ‘Building Stories’, 6 December 2012

Building Stories 
by Chris Ware.
Cape, 246 pp., £30, October 2012, 978 0 224 07812 2
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... style of young Werther. Male-bashing happens a lot in contemporary comics: the work of Tomine, or Ivan Brunetti, or Ware himself hitherto, is full of anxious young men beating themselves up over their socio-sexual incompetence – thinly veiled avatars of their creators. (This has been the case since Will Eisner’s semi-autobiographical Contract with ...

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