Deitch's Pictorama SC

Kim Deitch, creator of the acclaimed Fantagraphics collection Shadowland and the cover feature interview in this month's The Comics Journal #292, has recruited his siblings to produce a unique, all-new ""picto-fiction"" pocket book. Alternating between heavily illustrated near-comics stories and outright prose pieces, Deitch's Pictorama is a testament to the Deitch family's amazing yarn-spinning abilities! Kim's lengthy picto-story ""The Sunshine Girl"" leads off - a typically Deitchean tall tale involving bottle cap collectors, drug dealers, family secrets, and the innocents who wind up in the middle of the hullaballoo. Seth's prose short story, ""Children of Aruf,"" features a man and his very unusual dog; ""Unlikely Hours,"" a paranoid picto-story about a conspiracy of sentient rats written by Seth and illustrated by Kim; the prose novella ""The Golem,"" once again written by Seth and decorated with a series of superb pencil illustrations by Simon; and finally Kim's autobiographical ""The Cop on the Beat, the Man in the Moon and Me."" This entire ""Deitch treat"" is wrapped up with an introduction by legendary Academy Award-winning animator, cartoonist and illustrator and proud papa Gene Deitch.

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Deitch's Pictorama SC