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Pentti and Deathgirl

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Emma Rendel is one of the most distinctive and original graphic artists at work today. She joins the Cape list with the extraordinary Pentti and Deathgirl, two strange tales in one beautiful volume.

'Pentti' is the story of two Finnish brothers, Juha and Pentti. When two men move in next to their farm, Pentti is convinced they must be gay. 'So what?' says Juha, but Pentti,
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 29th 2009 by Jonathan Cape (first published January 13th 2009)
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Gretel
Oct 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Pentti and Deathgirl is an intriguing book. Emma Rendel's style is like Tove Jansson on steroids; it is very unique and interesting to look at. I found Pentti to be a much stronger comic than Deathgirl. Pentti is about two Finnish brothers who live in the woods and have new presumed homosexual neighbours. Pentti has an issue with this. I found it to be funny yet dark. Deathgirl is pretty average and would appeal to edgy scene kids. I was little disappointed by it.
Nuno
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
The book gather two stories from Emma Rendel. Both with a different narrative.
The art is wonderful, weird, but beautiful at the same time. Sometimes in B&W, others is glorious color.
I really liked both stories, I just wish they were longer pieces.
Really worth a look, for everyone with a leaning to artsy books, weird stories, or anything "alternative".
Frank
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An amazingly intricate, beautiful and borderline obsessive drawing style that begs comparison to Tove Jansson's Moomin series. It reminds me that comics are about the interplay between text and image. As much about reading the imagery as the dialogue.
Twan
Jul 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Obsessive pointillism in Moomin colours.

Well 'Pentti' is and it's good where as 'Deathgirl' isn't and isn't good.
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