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Marbles in My Underpants

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What's lurking under the bed? Who's casting that shadow outside my window? Common questions children ask themselves in the dead of night. But what if, instead of those rather innocuous queries, the child asks things like: What's inside this bunny that makes him move? What if I put a raisin in a dead man's nose? If I leave the paw of a deceased mole in the sun, will it grow

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Paperback, 230 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Oni Press (first published February 1st 2001)
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Greg
Dec 11, 2008 Greg rated it really liked it
Nice and creepy in a darkly cute kind of way. Worth reading even if it's just for the great drawings of an angry raccoon eating someone's face. More books need angry raccoons in them!!
D.M.
Jun 15, 2010 D.M. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of the macabre, queasy or just plain peculiar
There is nothing I know of that is quite like Renee French. Her output is poised somewhere between David Lynch and Tobe Hooper, but portrayed in a style closer to children's-book illustration than what might be typical of comics similar to hers (of which there are VERY few).
I've been following her bizarre, entrancing work since the first time I saw it, so this book was a wonderful (if superfluous) addition to my library. It collects pretty much everything that had been published of French up to
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Kirk Johnson
Oct 11, 2015 Kirk Johnson rated it it was amazing
the most insidious comic in the world. yes.
Jennifer
At first I was disgusted then intrigued then genuinely impressed. Some of these are SO twisted. But I really really liked the last comic, Corny's Fetish." On a whole, very experimental in form, some great artwork.
Brian
Nov 26, 2007 Brian rated it really liked it
Shelves: hi-lo-culture
Such good disturbing little things like eggs on... but most of all I like the line... "Do it!!!" {Splunk}...
Good wholesome stuff.
Vince
Jan 16, 2009 Vince rated it really liked it
Just about the most disturbing comics I can imagine reading. Cute, sad, horrifying and lonely little creatures populate these pages.
Harry
Jul 27, 2011 Harry added it
A collection of Renee French's wonderfully disturbing comics. A very uneasy read. Perfect for traumatizing kids and traumatized adults.
Zenpvnk
Oct 16, 2007 Zenpvnk rated it it was amazing
Beautifully disturbing. Another 'must have' if you are into graphic novels.
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Renée French is a cutting-edge American cartoonist and illustrator. Her work has been widely anthologized, and she is the artist behind the critically acclaimed graphic novel The Ticking, which was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2007. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called her "an inimitable and masterful stylist."
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