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Why Did Pete Duel Kill Himself

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Despite the popularity of the term "graphic novel" in reference to novel-length stories done in comics, comic books are not novels. Which is not to say that comics cannot have the sophistication and depth of a novel, but the best comics have qualities that separate them from straight prose. Mark Kalesniko's Why Did Pete Duel Kill Himself? illustrates this difference. Much ...more
Paperback, 87 pages
Published December 31st 1997 by Fantagraphics Books (first published December 1997)
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Tom Waters
Oct 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I stumbled upon Mark Kalesniko rather by accident. After losing a bet with Don at Don’s Atomic Comics over landing Alan Moore for a print interview within a calendar year (I didn’t), I ‘paid up’ by buying $100 worth of titles that the staff picked out. Most of the titles were black and white books. One of the titles was Kalisniko’s Mail Order Bride. Sometimes you can win even when you lose a bet.
After Mail Order Bride, I scooped Alex up on a return visit. Recently, the boys brought Why Did Pe
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Francis
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a great book done in a visual style, part comic book part graphic novel. The book is a collection of shorts of a few pages by someone who understand the art of story telling and the subtle nuances of the visual presentation.

Mark tells some good stories in fact he does more in a few pages than some in a whole 100 page book.

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