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Little Nothings 4: My Shadow in the Distance (Les petits riens de Lewis Trondheim #4)

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Collected from a popular comic blog and expanded with full color paintings, the vignettes featured in this series offer funny snippets from everyday life. Each autobiographical sketch showcases a facet of daily life through the persona of the creator’s alter-ego—from paranoia and daily annoyances, both big and small, to his love of comics and travel impressions from around ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by NBM Publishing (first published October 21st 2009)
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Mza
Aug 31, 2011 Mza rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
... probably the easiest comix series going right now -- two to six panels per strip; one strip per page; loose, confident drawings; gentle jokes; and watercolours that pop into the air above the book. Their ease is what makes me take these strips for granted and what made me pick this book first from a high stack of unread comix. Trondheim draws himself as a white parakeet-looking bird who often wears the ungainly brown sandals European tourists favour. There is nothing cool about the way he pr ...more
Raina
There's something kind of awesome about reading a travelogue about a French guy taking a family vacation to amerika. At least, when you're an amerikan.

I re-read my review of Approximate Continuum Comics, and - it's funny - I don't remember the negative tone of that book that I emphasized so much in my review. Here, in the only other book I've read by Trondheim, I didn't notice any of the annoyed-with-the-world personae I complained about ACC. Sure, he's wry, a little irritable, maybe even grouc
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Fredrik Strömberg
Feb 09, 2014 Fredrik Strömberg rated it really liked it
Volume four of Trondheim's irreverent autobiographical comics. I just love the ease with which these one pagers seem to have been created; small slice of life stories, often without the traditional punch line, drawn and colored with great flair.

Even though this volume focused a bit too much on international traveling for my taste (in earlier volumes, I have enjoy the comics depicting Trondheim's everyday life the best), I enjoyed recognizing myself in both the general traveling anxieties and th
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Carlos Rioja
Me mola el dibujo, el color, el diseño… Pero las anécdotas me parecen muchas veces demasiado triviales.
Andreia
Nov 17, 2014 Andreia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, I'll be honest here: I only understood like 60% of this book (I'm trying to learn French), but the drawings are amazing and the jokes I did get were funny and relatable.
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The phenomenal Lewis Trondheim is never where you next expect him. As an artist and writer, Trondheim has earned an international following as one of the most inventive, versatile, and prolific graphic authors. From autobiography to adventure, from bestselling fantasy and children's books to visual essays, Trondheim's unique, seminal imagination consistently dazzles. His work has won numerous ...more
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  • Little Nothings 2: The Prisoner Syndrome
  • Little Nothings 3: Uneasy Happiness
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