Sam Zabel And The Magic Pen by Dylan Horrocks

Into the Wild

Sam Zabel And The Magic Pen Read Online Free - Acclaimed cartoonist Dylan Horrocks returns with a long-awaited new graphic novel, the first since his perennial classic, 1998 s Hicksville. Cartoonist Sam Zabel hasn t drawn a comic in years. Stuck in a nightmare of creative block and despair, Sam spends his days writing superhero stories for a large American comics publisher and staring at a blank piece of paper, unable to draw a single line. Then one day he finds a mysterious old comic book set on Mars and is suddenly thrown headlong into a wild, fantastic journey through centuries of comics, stories, and imaginary worlds. Accompanied by a young webcomic creator named Alice and an enigmatic schoolgirl with rocket boots and a bag full of comics, Sam goes in search of the Magic Pen, encountering sex-crazed aliens, medieval monks, pirates, pixies and of course cartoonists. Funny, erotic, and thoughtful, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen explores the pleasures, dangers, and moral consequences of fantasy."

Title : Sam Zabel And The Magic Pen
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ISBN : 1606997904
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 228 pages


Sam rated it ★★★☆☆

September 28, 2015

Cartoonist Sam Zabel is burned out on comics. Suffering from anhedonia (the absence of pleasure, of joy), he sets aside his indie book Pickle for writing the banal superhero Lady Night for Eternal Comics, hacking out scripts he hates to earn a living. Then one day he discovers a forgotten New Zea...

Jan rated it ★★★★☆

January 01, 2016

Joyful, sweet, smart, effortless, sexy, playful, funny, reflexive, sincere, magical, pure - I love it!

Seth rated it ★★★★☆

December 29, 2015

When I was in high school, I heard an older man recount a conversation he had while in seminary in his twenties. He vividly remembered speaking with a friend who was wracked with guilt and confessing sins. Possibly a common experience in so religious a setting as a seminary—a place intended to pr...

David rated it ★★★★★

May 16, 2016

This graphic novel by New Zealand artist Horrocks is (for me) a major event in comics this past year, a thing which I also said about Scott McCloud's The Sculptor, of which it in some ways reminds me. In both the main character suggests the author in many ways, both preach a little bit about mora...

Ksenia (vaenn) rated it ★★★☆☆

May 28, 2017

Творці в творчій кризі - страшні люди! Відомий інді-картуніст заради грошей фігачить нудну супергеройську серійку. Його вже від цієї супергероїки нудить (і від самого себе - також), але раптом стається диво. Ні, Сем Зейбел не просвітлюється, не відмовляється змащувати вісі колісниці капіталізму (...

rob rated it ★★★★★

January 25, 2015

Dylan Horrocks, I fucking love you. It has been less than half a year since I found Hicksville and in that time have devoured it no less than 5 times, each time being reminded of why I liked it so much the other times and also getting a little something extra every time. But you couldn't do that...

Eleanor rated it ★★★★☆

April 06, 2015

In this bold and transgressive graphic novel, drawn in a simple, clean style, Dylan Horrocks mixes autobiography and fantasy to relate a poignant journey from depression and artist's block towards a sense of deeper authenticity. Sam Zabel resentfully writes scripts for formulaic superhero stories...

Berna rated it ★★★★☆

May 08, 2017

De Dylan Horrocks había leído anteriormente Hicksville y The Names of Magic (una vuelta a Tim Hunter), que la verdad: ni fu ni fa. Pedí este cómic sin ninguna expectativa y fue lo mejor, resultó ser una maravilla y un canto de amor al cómic y a sus escritores y dibujantes, mezclando un antiguo có...

Richard rated it ★★★☆☆

April 10, 2017

I liked the tone, which seemed quite personal and unaffected. Unfortunately, the art didn't really work for me, and although I thought the issues were interesting, no new-to-me ground was covered.

Mi rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 31, 2017

I will start this off by saying: too much sex and naked women. Although I used to work in a comic store, my love for Western comics is very limited. Not to say that I find them any less good than other types of comics or storytelling. But they, quite simply, do not appeal to me. So as unfortunate...

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