Noah Van Sciver is haunted by the house at 133 ____ Street, or as his brothers rechristened it "One Dirty Tree." This sprawling dilapidated New Jersey house was his first home and the site of formative experiences. Growing up in a big, poor, Mormon family--surrounded by comic-books, eight siblings, bathtubs full of dirty dishes--Noah's childhood exerts a powerful force on his present day relationship. Drawn in his inimitable style, written with wry wit and humor, One Dirty Tree is another reason why Noah Van Sciver is one of the best cartoonists of his generation.
Noah Van Sciver first came to national attention with his critically acclaimed comic book series Blammo, which has earned him three Ignatz award nominations. His work has appeared in Mad magazine, Best American Comics 2011, and The Stranger, as well as countless graphic anthologies. Van Sciver is the author of four graphic novels: The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln, Youth Is Wasted, Saint Cole, and Fante Bukowski: Struggling Writer. Van Sciver currently resides in Columbus, OH.
Noah Van Sciver first came to comic readers' attention with his critically acclaimed comic book series Blammo, which has earned him 3 Ignatz award nominations. His work has appeared in Mad magazine, Best American Comics 2011, and The Stranger, as well as countless graphic anthologies. He currently is the writer/artist on a comic strip titled "Rufus Baxter" for the alternative weekly newspaper Westword. Van Sciver has four graphic novels: The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln, Youth Is Wasted, Saint Cole and Fante Bukowski: Struggling Writer.
..".Van Sciver's tireless work ethic and ever-refining comedic chops made him the cartoonist to beat [in 2015]. In a year of highlights, however, Fante Bukowski is the volume to recommend to anyone still in the dark. ...Van Sciver knows how to give the reader just enough to enjoy the sensation of holding poor Fante in pleasant contempt."--Onion AV Club "The take-no-prisoners satire ends up being surprisingly sweet, and Van Sciver's depictions of Cleveland offer a romanticism that might even align with how Bukowski sees his surroundings."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW. "With the graphic novella Fante Bukowski, Noah Van Sciver's penned the funniest thing I've read all year. ... At its deepest, Fante Bukowski stands as a commentary on hordes of recognition-hungry artists with nothing to say, but as a straight parody, Fante Bukowski is hilarious enough to summon tears."--The Quietus "Rising star Van Sciver once again skewers the self-important male figure, in this case a terrible writer who fancies himself a great novelist and pushes himself onto everyone."--Publishers Weekly "Fante Bukowski Two is Noah Van Sciver's funniest work by far, littered with deadpan humour. ... Van Sciver just continues to get better and better you need this book."-- The Quietus
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