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Mother, Come Home 1-A

Graphic Novel / Trade by Dark Horse, Dec 2003

     
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Number:1
Variant:A
Printing:1st
Cover Price:$14.95
Publish Date:DEC 2003
Sale Date:JAN 21 2004
Publishers 
Dark Horse
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Paul HornschemeierArtist
Paul HornschemeierWriter
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Mother, Come Home  1-A by Dark Horse
Mother, Come Home 1-A by Dark Horse
Item Bio
Collecs Issue #'s 2-4 of Forlorn Funnies with new material. A grimly melancholic domestic tragedy, written from the point of view of a young boy named Thomas who's dealing with the death of his mother by retreating deep into a fantasy world while his father gradually collapses into insanity. The metaphor that drives this work is symbolic logic, both the philosophical kind that obsesses the father and ultimately destroys him, and the logic that Thomas imposes on the baffling world by turning everything into simple symbols, like the lion mask he wears to play at being powerful. Hornschemeier renders Thomas's imaginary reinterpretations of his real life in a different style from the rest of the book: childlike single-line drawings, representing everyone as animals. And the metafictional conceit that frames the book doesn't fully come into focus until the final page.
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