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Thompson, Kim 1956-2013

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Most widely held works by Kim Thompson
Castle waiting by Linda Medley( Book )

in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[1] " ... tells the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, Castle Waiting is a fairy tale that's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil -- but about being a hero in your own home. The opening story, "The Brambly Hedge," tells the origin of the castle itself, which is abandoned by its princess in a comic twist on "Sleeping Beauty" when she rides off into the sunset with her Prince Charming. The castle becomes a refuge for misfits, outcasts, and others seeking sanctuary, playing host to a lively and colorful cast of characters that inhabits the subsequent stories, including a talking anthropomorphic horse, a mysteriously pregnant Lady on the run, and a bearded nun"--Publisher's description
It was the war of the trenches by Jacques Tardi( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experiences of World War I from the perspectives of soldiers on the battlefield and their families at home, told in graphic novel form
The Arctic marauder by Jacques Tardi( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1889, Jérôme Plumier investigates a series of explosive shipwrecks in the Arctic Ocean that occur after the crew spots a ghost ship among icebergs
Today is the last day of the rest of your life by Ulli Lust( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two teenaged punk-rock girls hitchhike their way across Italy without a penny in their pockets. Set in 1984, Ulli Lust's Today is the last day of the rest of your life is an intimate, detailed, funny, touching, and dramatic chronicle of several eventful months in the life of the author as she and her new best friend Edi make their way from Vienna, Austria to Sicily. There is sex. There are drugs. There is rock 'n' roll. And there are stints in jail, inclement weather, panhandling, life lessons, new friendships, acts of kindness and acts of betrayal-- and, this being Sicily, some uncomfortably close brushes with the Organization Whose Name You Mustn't Mention"--Back cover
Goddamn this war! by Jacques Tardi( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Created 15 years after the completion of his Eisner Award-winning World War I masterwork It Was the War of the Trenches, Tardi’s Goddamn This War! is no mere sequel or extension, but a brand new, wholly individual graphic novel that serves as a companion piece to Trenches but can be read entirely on its own. Vastly different sequentially (eschewing Trenches’ splintered narrative, Goddamn is split into six chronological chapters, one for each year of the war), graphically (Tardi deploys his more recent pen-ink-and-watercolor technique, with the bold colors of the early chapters fading into a grimy near-monochrome in the later ones as the war drags on), and narratively (all of Goddamn is told, with insight, dark wit and despair, as a first-person reminiscence/narration by an unnamed soldier), Goddamn This War! shares with Trenches its sustained sense of outrage, pitch-black gallows humor, and impeccably scrupulous historical exactitude. In fact, Goddamn This War! includes an extensive year-by-year historical text section written by Tardi’s frequent World War I research helpmate, the historian and collector Jean-Pierre Verney, including dozens of stunning rare photographs and visual documents from his personal collection."--Publisher description
Lost Cat by Jason( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[B]oth a playful take on the classic detective story, and a story about how difficult it is to find a sister spirit, someone you feel a real connection to-- and what do you do if you lose that person?"--Publisher's web site
Castle waiting by Linda Medley( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unexpected visitors result in the discovery and exploration of a secret passageway, not to mention an epic bowling tournament. A quest for ladie's underpants, the identity of Pindar's father, the education of Simon, Rackham and Chess arguing about the 'manly arts, ' and an escape-prone goat are just a few of the elements in this delightful new volume."
Bardín the Superrealist : his deeds, his utterances, his exploits, and his perambulations by Max( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn over a period of ten years, a series of stories, observations, and visual gags offers insight into the cartoonist's surrealist influences and follows the misadventures of Bardín, whose upper half is transported into another dimension and guided by an ill-tempered pseudo-canine
West coast blues by Jacques Tardi( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Gerfaut, aimless young executive and desultory family man, witnesses a murder and finds himself sucked into a spiral of violence involving an exiled war criminal and two hired assassins. Adapting to the exigencies of his new life on the run with shocking ease, Gerfaut abandons his comfortable middle-class life for several months (including a sojourn in the countryside after an attempt to ride the rails turns spectacularly bad) until, joined with a new ally, he finally returns to settle all accounts-- with brutal, bloody interest"--Publisher's web site
Why are you doing this? by Jason( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man tries to find out why he was framed for a murder he did not commit
I yam what I yam by E. C Segar( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fantagraphics' Popeye will collect the complete run of Segar's Thimble Theatre comic strip (dailies and color Sundays) featuring Popeye, re-establishing Segar as one of the first rank of cartoonists who have elevated the comic strip to art. He was the most popular cartoonist of his day, his sense of humor coming straight out of Mark Twain, who also balanced exaggerated tall tales and a perfect ear for everyday speech with dark themes that undercut his laugh-out-loud stories. In this first volume, covering 1928-1930, Popeye's initial courtship of Olive Oyl takes center stage while Olive's brother Castor Oyl discovers the mysterious Whiffle Hen. Also, the entire cast meets the Sea Hag for the first time in their pursuit of the "Mystery House" (Popeye's first extended daily narrative), and Castor Oyl attempts to turn Popeye into a boxing champion in a series of hilarious Sunday strips. These strips are masterpieces of comic invention. Popeye's omnipotence pre-figures the rise of superheroes in the 1930s and 1940s, though Popeye is a much more sympathetic character, and his very name announces his vibrant personality."--Publisher's website
Wandering son by Takako Shimura( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the second volume of Shimura Takako's superb coming-of-age story, our transgendered protagonists, Shuichi and Yoshino, have entered the sixth grade. Shuichi spends a precious gift of cash from his grandmother on a special present for himself, a purchase that triggers a chain of events in which his sister Maho learns his secret, and Shuichi inadvertently steals the heart of a boy Maho in interested in"--Publisher's web site
The last musketeer by Jason( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After centuries out of work, Athos the musketeer gets the heroic job of a lifetime when Martians attack Earth, threatening all of humanity
Stigmata by Lorenzo Mattotti( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man living a hardscrabble life suddenly exhibits signs of stigmata, and embarks on a tumultuous journey to find, and accept, redemption
New York mon amour by Jacques Tardi( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of four graphic novel stories set in New York City during the early 1980s
Isle of 100,000 graves by Fabien Vehlmann( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Five years ago, little Gwenny's father found, inside a bottle, a map with instructions on how to reach the mysterious Isle of 100,000 Graves and its legendary treasures-- and then he vanished. Now Gwenny, having stumbled across another bottle-shipped map, enlists the dubious help of a shipful of pirates, sets out to find the island, and her long-lost dad. Little does she realize that the Isle comes by its ominous name honestly, as the location of a secret school for executioners and torturers, where apple-cheeked youngsters are taught the finer points of extracting information from prisoners-- and then putting an end to their lives in a wide variety of gruesome ways. And they've reached the point in their studies where theory should ideally give way to practice, so an influx of uninvited visitors comes as a blessing to the faculty. And yes, this story is a comedy. Albeit a dark one"--Publisher's web site
You are There by Jean-Claude Forest( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You Are There is set on a small island off the coast of France, where unscrupulous landowners have succeeded in overtaking the land from the last heir of a previously wealthy family. That heir, whose domain, in a Beckettian twist, is now reduced to the walls that border these patches of land he used to own, prowls the walls all day, eking out a living by collecting tolls at each gate. His seemingly hopeless struggle to recover his birthright becomes complicated as the government sees a way of using his plight for the sake of political expediency, and the romantic intervention of the daughter of one of the landowners (who has her own sordid history with the politician) engenders further difficulties, culminating in an apocalyptic, hallucinatory finale"--Publisher's web site
The littlest pirate king by David B.( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undead pirates adopt a young baby they found on a captured ship as their mascot and name him the "Littlest King," but when the baby becomes a child, the pirates come up with a plan which they hope will win them divine favor
The end by Anders Nilsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Assembled from work done in Anders Nilsen's sketchbooks over the course of the year following the death of his fiancée in 2005, The End is a collection of short strips about loss, paralysis, waiting, and transformation"--Publisher's web site
Hey, wait-- by Jason( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of a childhood friend casts a shadow that affects the rest of Jon's life
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Castle waiting
Alternative Names
Kim Thompson Amerikaans vertaler (1956-2013)

Kim Thompson publisher

Thompson, Kim 1956-

Thompson, Kim Mitzo

톰슨, 킴

トンプソン, キム

English (56)

It was the war of the trenchesThe Arctic marauderCastle waitingBardín the Superrealist : his deeds, his utterances, his exploits, and his perambulationsWest coast bluesWhy are you doing this?I yam what I yamWandering son