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Alberto Breccia's Dracula

Alberto Breccia's Dracula (Hardback)

By Breccia, Alberto

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Alberto Breccia's Dracula is composed of a series of brutally funny satirical misadventures starring the hapless eponymous antihero. Literally defanged (a humiliating trip to the dentist doesn't help), the protagonist's glory days are long behind him and other, more sinister vill...ains (a corrupt government, overtly backed by American imperialism) are sickening and draining the life out of the villagers far more than one creature of the night ever could. This is the first painted, full-color entry in Fantagraphics' artist-focused Alberto Breccia Library, and the atmospheric palette adds mood and dimension. It also includes a sketchbook showing the artist's process. Dracula has no co-author, and so Breccia's carnivalesque vision is as pure Breccia as it gets. Created during the last of a succession of Argentine military dictatorships (1982-1983), this series of short comics stories ran in Spain's Comix Internacional periodical in 1984. The moral purpose of Breccia's expressionistic art style is made explicit; he shows that every ounce of his grotesque, bloated characters' flesh and blood has been cruelly extracted from the less fortunate.
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ISBN 9781683964391
Released NZ 24 Sep 2021
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
Series The Alberto Breccia Library (part: 0)
Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781683964391
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Fantagraphics
Released 24 Sep 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Breccia, Alberto
Series The Alberto Breccia Library (part: 0)
Category Literature: History & Criticism
Graphic Novels
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 219mm
Height: 319mm
Spine: 152mm
Dewey Code 741.5982
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Satire, Graphic novels, Stories without words, Horror comics, Dracula
NBS Text Graphic Novels: General
ONIX Text General/trade