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Thompson, Kim 1956-2013

Overview
Works: 102 works in 150 publications in 1 language and 8,883 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fantasy comic books, strips, etc  Detective and mystery comic books, strips, etc  Bildungsromans  Fiction  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Biography  Young adult works  History 
Roles: Translator, Publisher, Editor, Author, Scenarist
Classifications: PN6727.M42, 741.5944
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kim Thompson
Castle waiting by Linda Medley( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,013 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 )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 731 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 )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1889, Jerome 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 380 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" -- p. [4] of cover
Goddamn this war! by Jacques Tardi( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 353 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
Wandering son by Takako Shimura( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 270 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 266 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 )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost Cat by Jason( Book )

2 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 )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 251 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 236 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 209 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 201 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 )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 199 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 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of four graphic novel stories set in New York City during the early 1980s
Penny Century : a love and rockets book by Jaime Hernandez( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Penny Century, the fourth volume of Jaime's 'Locas' stories collects the first several years' worth of stories immediately following the conclusion of the first volume of love and Rockets from such comics as Maggie and Hopey Color Fun and Penny Century. In addition to the travails and troubles of the newly-reunited Maggie and Hopey, this book features the uniquely entertaining graphic novella 'Whoa, Nellie!', in which Hernandez indulges his love for wrestling to the hilt and then some; 'Home School,' one of his acclaimed stories flashing back to his cast as little kids; Maggie's romantic dream fantasia, 'The Race'; the ultimate Ray D. story, 'everybody Loves Me, Baby'; and 'Bay of Threes,' the long awaited and surprisingly origin story for the bombshell blonde who gives this volume its name." -- Cover
E.C. Segar's Popeye by E. C Segar( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You are There by Jean-Claude Forest( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 164 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 )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 162 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
Is that all there is? by Joost Swarte( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under Swarte's own exacting supervision, Is That All There Is? will collect virtually all of his alternative comics work from 1972 to date, including the RAW magazine stories that brought him fame among American comics aficionados in the 1980s. Especially great pains will be taken to match Swarte's superb coloring, which includes stories executed in watercolor, comics printed in retro duotones, fiendishly clever use of Zip-a-Tone screens, and much more. (There's even a story about how to color comics art using those screens, with Makassar as the teacher.) Other noteworthy stories include Swarte's take on an episode from Hergé's early days, a Fats Domino story, a tribute to the legendary "Upside-Downs" strip, and a story titled simply "Modern Art.""--Publisher website
 
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Alternative Names
Kim Thompson Publisher

Thompson, Kim 1956-

Thompson, Kim Mitzo

Languages
English (49)

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It was the war of the trenchesThe Arctic marauderWandering sonBardín the Superrealist : his deeds, his utterances, his exploits, and his perambulationsWhy are you doing this?West coast bluesI yam what I yamWandering son