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Thompson, Kim 1956-2013

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Most widely held works by Kim Thompson
Epileptic by David B.( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David B. spent an idyllic early childhood in a small town near Orléans, France, but the family's life changed abruptly when his big brother Jean-Christophe was struck with epilepsy at age eleven. In search of a cure, their parents dragged the family to acupuncturists and magnetic therapists, to mediums and macrobiotic communes, but every new cure ended in disappointment. Angry at his brother for "abandoning" him and at all the quacks who offered them false hope, the author learned to cope by drawing fantastically elaborate battle scenes, creating images that provide a window into his interior life, as well as reliving his grandfathers' experiences in both World Wars through flashbacks. An honest and horrifying portrait of the disease and of the pain and fear it sowed in the family, this graphic autobiography is also a moving depiction of one family's intricate history--From publisher description
Castle waiting by Linda Medley( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 996 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 )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experiences of World War I from the perspectives of soldiers on the battle field and their families at home
The Arctic marauder by Jacques Tardi( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 433 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 )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 388 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
E.C. Segar's Popeye by E. C Segar( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of classic comic strips from the creator of the original Popeye cartoons follows the picaresque adventures of Popeye and his cohorts - Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Eugene the Jeep, the Sea Hag, and Alice the Goon - covering strips first published from 1928 to 1930
Goddamn this war! by Jacques Tardi( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initially serialized in six newspaper-format pamphlets, and then released into two volumes, this is the ninth volume of Tardi's work to be released in English by Fantagraphics Books, a comic rendering of the tragic aspects of World War I
Prince Valiant by Harold R Foster( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Val helps his father reclaim his throne in kingdom of Thule, fights alongside King Arthur, and is made a knight of the Round Table for his bravery and wit. Bored by the peace he helped to create, Val decides to independently pull together the forces to battle the Huns' descent on Southern Europe. When Val's army breaches the Huns' stronghold, however, he discovers that corruption reigns still further west in Rome. So Val sets off with Sir Gawain and Tristam of Arthurian legend fame, and the familial kinship of the trio sees them through chivalrous escapades, false imprisonment and daring escapes
Wandering son by Takako Shimura( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fifth grade. The threshold to puberty, and the beginning of the end of childhood innocence. Shuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki have happy homes, loving families, and are well-liked by their classmates. But they share a secret that further complicates a time of life that is awkward for anyone: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy"--Publisher's web site
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 260 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
Why are you doing this? by Jason( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost Cat by Jason( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 254 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?" -- from publisher's web site
West coast blues by Jacques Tardi( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 246 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
I yam what I yam by E. C Segar( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 231 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
The last musketeer by Jason( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 226 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
Wandering son by Takako Shimura( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 215 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
Stigmata by Lorenzo Mattotti( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 197 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
Isle of 100,000 graves by Fabien Vehlmann( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 194 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
New York mon amour by Jacques Tardi( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of four graphic novel stories set in New York City during the early 1980s
E.C. Segar's Popeye by E. C Segar( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of classic comic strips from the creator of the original Popeye cartoons follows the picaresque adventures of Popeye and his cohorts--Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Eugene the Jeep, the Sea Hag, and Alice the Goon
 
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Epileptic
Alternative Names
Kim Thompson Amerikaans vertaler (1956-2013)

Kim Thompson Publisher

Thompson, Kim 1956-

Thompson, Kim Mitzo

トンプソン, キム

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Castle waitingIt was the war of the trenchesThe Arctic marauderE.C. Segar's PopeyePrince ValiantWandering sonBardín the Superrealist : his deeds, his utterances, his exploits, and his perambulationsWhy are you doing this?