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3.14  ·  Rating details ·  158 ratings  ·  21 reviews
A brand-new one-shot graphic novel by the Eisner-nominated creator of BREAKFAST AFTER NOON. A girl who collects vintage closes and a boy who loves old books attend the same party. When he catches her throwing out a box of her possessions, he discovers she is discarding a book that was one of his favorites as a child. It becomes a catalyst for them to start talking, but wil ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published April 4th 2002 by Oni Press (first published April 2002)
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Sooraya Evans
Sep 10, 2017 rated it liked it
A decent one-shot, in my opinion.
Not a fan of the art style though.
Binny's passion for used books almost made me fall for him myself.
The girl on the other hand, was an absolute douche.
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Jacobi
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: trades-read
I was really looking forward to reading Dumped. The romantic drama is a genre that is underserved in comics. To bad for me this book is propped up by one really unlikeable character who makes nonsensical decisions. And not bad decisions that make sense for dramatic purposes, but just "who does that?" kind of decisions. This story just didn't ring true to me at all. At least this was short. ...more
Shantanu
May 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
I don't know. ...more
Norman
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
This is what I enjoy about the modern graphic novel movement. A book of pure simplicity. Watson's art in 'pink' and grey and simple outlines is easy on the eye, and clearly drawn. The story of two people bumping into each other and getting to know each other, and falling apart is 'real'. It's not a long story but we meet friends of the protagonists and get to know them well. We see the obsessions and joys of collecting/hoarding and understand the compromises that occur in relationships as a resu ...more
Bryan
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Bought for 50 cents at Half Price Books yesterday. Liked the artwork so it was totally worth checking out. This story would have been SO MUCH better if she wrote the relationship as a platonic friendship rather than a cliche ridden romance. Why can’t a man and a woman meet and just be friends?

That’s what bothered me with this book. The two characters both have cool interests and probably would in reality just be friends.

Where is that story?
Cori
Dec 12, 2017 rated it liked it
I picked this up as part of a free stack of comics. I had no expectations nor any idea who the author is.
The art is soft greyscale and the story telling is almost sweet.
D.M.
Oct 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Andi Watson has a beautiful, simple way with his lines in this period of his work. While it is a chief strength for him, it also works against him...at least for me. Though his stories tend to be evocative and emotionally true, I find I read him so quickly that I'm hard justified to keep paying for his shorter works, like Dumped.
Dumped is a perfectly brief and dead-on portrait of the beginnings and ends of a relationship between two unlikely people. Watson has drawn from this well once before, i
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Fátima López Sevilla
"We all collect things in life. Some of us gather stamps, some buy comics, and others shop for antiques. And we all collect broken hearts. No one, no matter who they are, can say they have always known the joy of loving and being loved in return."

What better than reading a book about people who hunt for second-hand items than having one of those characters collecting second-hand books? And what better than doing it in a second-hand copy? I love hunting for books and I am a romantic, so this book
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Matti Karjalainen
Vanhoja kirjoja keräilevä nuorukainen ja käytettyjen vaatteiden kauppaa pyörittävä nainen kohtaavat toisensa pienimuotoisessa sarjakuvanovellissa, jonka keskeisiä teemoja ovat pakkomielteiseltä tuntuvat harrastukset, ihmismielen ailahtelevuus ja rakastamisen vaikeus. Valitettavasti näistä teemoista ei olla pystytty kutomaan kokoon erityisen kiinnostavaa sarjakuvaa.

Sarjakuva tuo piirrosjälkensä puolesta mieleen kanadalaisen Michel Rabagliatin.
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Emilia P
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comic-books
Oni Press, you bore me, and I feel like your approach to graphic novels is overly cynical/money-making. At least First Second wants to educate and entertain, even if I don't really like the educational message they're sending. Basically, Oni, most of the stuff you put out is milquetoastedly inoffensive and relatively plotless and forgettable. Like this.Even a cute antique book collector won't win me over. Grrrr boo. ...more
Taylor
May 14, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I found this in a used bookstore and instead of purchasing it on the spot because it was extremely inexpensive, I just read it in the store. Even for the price, I'm glad I didn't purchase it.

The story was extremely simple and so commonplace, without any unique twist or fresh take on the typical boy-meets-girl plot. Even the art was dreary. It was boring, like this review because there isn't much to say. Seemed like something quickly thrown together to produce another book.
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Tiamatty
Jul 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, indie-comics
This was a cute comic. A realistic romance, sweet but with real tensions. And also an examination of how we cling to the past out of fear of the future, and the need to let go of the past. It's some good stuff. The art style's a bit rough, but still fairly pleasing. All in all, a good comic. ...more
Oscar
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked it, I read it in spanish and the translation was quite good as well
Maria
otra historia de chico patético conoce a chica patética. Ni la idea ni las ilustraciones son originales
Jan Philipzig
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
This reads a lot like Seth. Similar drawing style, similar topics. It's just, well, not as good. ...more
Patricia
Feb 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Plano. Historía típica. Evolución del personaje masculino demasiado rápida para ser real. Final completamente imposible. Rn resumen, una gran decepción.
Jessica
"—Debes estar loca. Para salir con este tiempo.
—Tú también."
Abandonos, Andi Watson (p. 59)
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Toni T. Morro
Sep 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Novela gráfica que cuenta el inicio de una historia de amor entre dos jóvenes que se encuentran de manera fortuita. Con giros de guión interesantes y un apartado artístico digno de destacar
Paul Young
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
Art was fun - I'd like to see more of this artist. Story was rom-commy and predictable. ...more
Rubs
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was the first Andi Watson's book that I read and I really liked it. In a certain way I felt a little bit identified with the characters. ...more
Jaime Leah
Jun 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
this is one of my favorite works by andi watson. there's something so simplistic about the story and it felt like the characters reached out and were speaking directly to me. ...more
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Andrew "Andi" Watson (born 1969) is a British cartoonist and illustrator best known for the graphic novels Breakfast After Noon, Slow News Day and his series Love Fights, published by Oni Press and Slave Labor Graphics.

Watson has also worked for more mainstream American comic publishers with some work at DC Comics, a twelve-issue limited series at Marvel Comics, with the majority at Dark Horse Com
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