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The Bun Field

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  87 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Characterised by an intriguing disjointed rhythm and delicious pencil-smudged style, 'The Bun Field' is defined by a surreal ebb-and-flow, possessing a deep sense of foreboding and hurt, yet maintaining a biting sense of humour.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 14th 2009 by Drawn & Quarterly (first published May 15th 2007)
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Apr 12, 2009 karen rated it really liked it
okay you cant tell from here, but this lady has got THREE umlauts in her last name. thats just greedy. but the drawings are great, they are like a slightly less uncomfortable-making renee french. it feels like this is just a fragment of a larger story, and maybe there will be more, but if not, i can accept it as just a short dreamy tale. how kind of me, right? sheesh.
Apr 25, 2009 Jimmy rated it it was amazing
I don't normally read graphic novels, but after flipping through this book at the store, I knew I had to buy it. The panels consist of pencil sketches: rough, charming, and full of flaws, but each frame seemed to capture a lot of essence and detail. She uses smudges and occasionally erased drawings (where you can see the ghost of a figure right next to the final drawing) in a way that is really evocative. Her pencil strokes are varied and full of energy, some parts looking as if she woke up at 4 ...more
Feb 22, 2014 Shannon rated it it was ok
Moody and dream like. Stream-of-thought graphic novel that comes across like a rough draft rather than a developed idea. I can see that there is a lot of heart in this; however, it's like paying to watch the dress rehearsal of a musical without the band present.
Liz Yerby
Aug 30, 2016 Liz Yerby rated it it was amazing
The crying panels are so good.

That's obviously important to me
Jeff Jackson
May 01, 2011 Jeff Jackson rated it liked it
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***1/2 stars. Bears who drive cars, blob-like visitors who need feeding and mess with your scheduled TV viewing, inter-species dentistry, Lochness monsters, and that dreamlike sense of being so far from home that you'll never find your way back. In other words, childhood. Not quite up to the mastery of "Go Go Monster" or Ron Rege Jr's work, but a worthwhile read that'll leave a gauzy residue in yr memory.
I really love Amanda Vahamaki's smudgy drawings, and the dark, off-kilter magical-realism of The Bun Field sort of reminds me of Lynda Barry's work at its most surreal. So glad I got this jewel-like little book; it will reside right next to Drawn & Quarterly #5 on my bookshelf, which features another, even better story from Vahamaki inside.
Apr 10, 2009 Caleb rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
A short, dream-like narrative in which the form and style perfectly compliments the subject matter.

I have a much longer review of it posted here:
Nov 22, 2009 M. rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009, comix
Here Vahamaki's art style is put to use in a story, and a wonderfully dark and exciting one at that. Beautiful small movement.
Aug 21, 2009 jt rated it really liked it
This had a wonderful surreal quality to it that was both creepy and funny.
sweet pea
Jun 02, 2010 sweet pea rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-content
okey dokey. an intriguing surreal journey that didn't captivate me.
Jun 11, 2009 e rated it really liked it
beautiful and magic.
I want to live in vahamaki's mind.
Lee Razer
Nov 18, 2013 Lee Razer rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
I stopped watching Donnie Darko halfway through.
Jul 02, 2009 Dru rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-graphic-novel
a beautiful weird dream
Nov 15, 2009 Emily rated it really liked it
Very strange and wonderful.
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