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Book Title: Our Expanding Universe|
The author of the book: Alex Robinson
ISBN 13: 9781603093774
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 925 KB
Edition: Top Shelf Productions
Date of issue: December 1st 2015
Read full description of the books:Alex Robinson’s best known book, the unbearably long and outdated Box Office Poison, featured a group of boring people talking about their boring lives – hey, it was the ‘90s when that sorta thing was hip and fresh! Years later and Robinson’s back with a (thankfully) much shorter book about boring older people talking about their boring lives in Our Expanding Universe.
The book is about three middle-aged friends living in New Yawk and dealing with adulthood. One of them is a father with another kid on the way, one is a soon-to-be dad, and another is happily divorced and childless. Watch in awestruck boredom as Robinson spins out an unremarkable non-story featuring these three dull men as they play box-court basketball (whatever that is) and blather on with their boring wives and boring friends about nothing!
Along the way they’ll learn about letting go of their youth (or something forced and banal like that) and embracing the responsibility of fatherhood. One of them won’t. Occasionally someone will pop up to remark on the wonders of the universe. Still awake? Try reading this book to remedy that!
It’s like a Woody Allen movie without the wit. Actually it’s more like a soap opera without the drama but with all the bad dialogue. Punctuating the characters’ speech with “uh” every few words isn’t realistic, it’s annoying. The art isn’t bad but the pages are crammed with far too much dreary talking so it’s a super-slow read - and all the extra “uh, uh, blah blah!” doesn’t add anything to the “story”! There's no original insight or clever commentary into the subject matter to make this endeavour feel worthwhile.
Such a monotonous comic, guys - to the one or two of you possibly contemplating it, don’t bother!
Read information about the authorAlex Robinson was born in the Bronx on 8 August. He grew up in Yorktown Heights, New York where he graduated high school in 1987. His first job upon graduation was washing dishes in a gourmet deli and it was while working there he decided that maybe college was a pretty good idea afterall.
He spent one year at SUNY Brockport and then transferred to an art school in New York City, where he majored in cartooning. Among his teachers were Will Eisner, Andre LeBlanc, Sal Amendola and Gahan Wilson. In his sophomore year he got a job at a bookstore, where he continued to work for seven long years.
After graduating from art school, Alex began doing mini comics (small print run comics xeroxed and stapled by himself). He soon started working on the story that would become his first graphic novel, Box Office Poison.
In 1996, Antarctic Press started publishing the serialized version of Box Office Poison. The series ran for twenty-one issues, and once the story was complete, Top Shelf Productions published the entire thing in one 608 page book. Shortly after the book was published, Alex won the Eisner Award for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition.
Although Box Office Poison was nominated for several awards (a Harvey, an Eisner, an Ignatz and the Firecracker book award) it failed to take home a single prize. Pathetic. Alex bitterly got to work on a second book.
2005 got off to a great start when the French translation of Box Office Poison won the prestigious Prix du Premier Album award in Angouleme, France. August finally saw the release of Tricked, which Top Shelf announced was going to a second printing in November.
In 2006, Tricked lost the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel, but managed to win a Harvey and Ignatz Award. This year also so Astiberri in Spain release both of his graphic novels in handsome, one volume editions.
Alex has expanded his storytelling to include fantasy, with the release of Alex Robinson's LOWER REGIONS (2007) and time travel/high school in TOO COOL TO BE FORGOTTEN (2008).
He currently lives in New York City with his wife Kristen and their pets, Krimpet and Wrigley.
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