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Description - Amazing Rain by Sam Brown

The first book by popular artist Sam Brown destined to rework the current conventions of the graphic novel. With the deceptively simple use of line of Matt Groening or James Thurber, the deft and elegant use of colour of Chris Ware or Herge, the cinematographic eye of Eric Drooker and the combined sense of dark humour and nostalgic sadness of Edward Gorey, Brown has created a sparse and engrossing novella that stands beautifully and beckoningly outside of any of the established forms or conventions of the comic book or the graphic novel to date. Like a medieval tapestry of Nathaniel West's Miss Lonelyhearts drawn by Keith Haring on a Wacom tablet, Sam Brown weaves a story within a story, a fable entwined in a narrative of urban disenchantment and pastoral escape.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781932360509
ISBN-10: 1932360506
Format: Paperback
(265mm x 177mm x mm)
Pages: 100
Imprint: Soft Skull Press
Publisher: Counterpoint
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sam Brown

Sam Brown's website,, has attracted a cultishly devoted following and receives over half a million visitors a month. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, USA Today, The Houston Chronicle, The Independent, The Sydney Morning Herald, Wired magazine, Ironminds magazine, as well as on CNN. He lives in Hartford, Connecticut.

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