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FREDER is the pen name of Doug Thornsjo, who believes that it's hard to encourage word of mouth when no one can pronounce your name. The "nom de plume" is a shortening of his middle name and also the pivotal character in one of his favorite movies, Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS.

He is a writer, cartoonist and graphic designer living in a big old house packed with folk art, toys, books and cats.

His fiction has been published, among other places, in THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW and KINESIS, has been broadcast on National Public Radio and nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

He is the creator of the online comic strips Quirk and Tinsel*Town, and has written about comics and movie serials for a wide range of trade journals; most recently, he penned an intro
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I'm a lucky guy. Today I get to announce the publication of two new titles in paperback, Melies' Notebook and Tinsel*Town Volume 1. Both are available from Duck Soup Productions and wherever fine books are sold!
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Average rating: 4.17 · 18 ratings · 2 reviews · 16 distinct works · Similar authors
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Persephone's Torch

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Freder Freder said: " The book is gorgeous, and really does credit to Caniff's talent. I'm just not a huge fan of TERRY, which is why the lower rating. "

 

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Peter Bagge's disreputable anti-hero Buddy Bradley is hysterical when taken in small doses. But by the end of this large collection he has worn out his welcome in a big way.
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Nocturnals, Volume Two by Dan Brereton
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It started out as a wonderful series, and ends up merely OK. Brereton seems simply to have put less and less juice into it, in terms of both art and story, as it went along. Still worth the having.
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Well, I just finished HELLBOY vol. 9 : The Wild Hunt, and I totally don’t understand it. This does not happen often. I mean, I followed it all pretty well right up to the last pages, but what in heck happens at the end? It’s a complete mystery to me. ...more
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Old Men in Love by Alasdair Gray
"Gray's fiction can mostly be divided in two: those based on plays written in the 60s and 70s (The History Maker, McGrotty and Ludmilla, Agnes Belfridge, Something Leather) and that written fresh (Lanark, Poor Things, 1982 Janine). As a rule, the l..." Read more of this review »
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Old Men in Love by Alasdair Gray
"I read this since my undiagnosed obsessive-compulsiveness towards canon completion (or oeuvre overdoing) bade me do it. Do you see. No question mark. There was simply no way, having read eighteen other books by Alasdair Gray, and sampled two other..." Read more of this review »
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King Aroo, Vol. 1: 1951-1952
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A joy and a delight -- but best consumed slowly, a bite at a time. Wistful, charming, clever, with delightful and loveable characters. A real forgotten gem. Highly recommended.
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