Pim & Francie

Pim & Francie

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Originally published in 2010, Pim & Francie is a cult classic and theonly collection of Al Columbia's work to be published. Collecting more than adecade's worth of comic strips, animation stills, storybook covers, and muchmore, this broken jigsaw puzzle of a book tells the story of a pair of childlikeimps whose antics get them into horrific, fantastic trouble. Columbia'sbrilliant, fairy-tale-like backdrops hint at dread lurking under everygingerbread house and behind every sunny afternoon, all told with a wicked senseof humor.
Publisher: Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9781606993040
1606993046
Branch Call Number: COLUM
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill.

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Pinar
Sep 18, 2012

A macabre version of early Disney.

theorbys Jun 18, 2012

Publisher's Weekly says: "This, his first book, makes a point of being unfinished and unfinishable. These aren't actually stories about Pim and Francie, a pair of little-kid characters (drawn in a vintage animation style) who are perpetually stumbling into ghastly, wrenchingly violent scenarios: they're mangled fragments of stories, closeups of incomplete comics pages and animation storyboards, stained and crumpled sketches and notes". -- And that really hits the mark. PS it's great stuff and a pleasure to look at and sort of read.

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vfryzek
Apr 03, 2012

Incoherent Pointless Tasteless and Extremely Disturbing.
I really can't recommend it.
Best not to touch it for your own saftey.

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bemficaa
Oct 28, 2011

This comic book is terrible. Perhaps I don't read enough comics to be able to judge, but I saw absolutely nothing redeeming about this book. The drawings are ok, I suppose, but the book looks like a disjointed collection of sketches. There's no story to speak and while you can still have a "narrative" without a standard story, the book doesn't have one either.

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robe0358
Jun 16, 2011

An excellent horror comic collection. It is a shame the author is notorious for not finishing things, so, we will likely never see volume 2.

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robe0358
Nov 09, 2017

robe0358 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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