Winshluss' graphic novel is an adult noir movie that has elements of both comedy and tragedy. The narrative begins with a shooting, before flashing back to Pinocchio's creation (he is now a robot-like android) and adventures, echoing Collodi's original story, which was far darker than Disney's version. The artwork is primarily done in pen and ink and watercolour, but switches to paint for larger splash panels.
About the Author
Winshluss, born in France 1970, published his first work in the fanzine The Adventures of Miguel in 1995. After an appearance in UPSA Comix, his work appeared in the journals Jade, Scrap Hospital and Brut. Two years later came Super Negra in which the author was already raising the foundations of his very personal graphic style, with his sharp line emphasizing a corrosive and devastating cynicism. He participated in collective Comix 2000 and Lapin in collaboration with Cizo Welcome To The Death Club, 2001. Les Requins Marteaux also in 2001 produced M. Feraille, an iconoclastic book in which he and Cizo brought joy to the heart with a brilliant and hilarious parody of the world of cartoons of the 1950s and Triumphal American capitalism. In the same spirit, they brought their offbeat and irreverent humor to "The Supermarket" and "The Scrap Museum," two of the best ever exhibitions at the Angouleme comics festival in France. The year 2004 saw the release of Smart Monkey. He struck again in 2006 and 2007 in co-producing with Cizo two albums of Buzz & Wizz. These last three albums earned him many nominations at the Angouleme Festival. His most recent book is In God We Trust. In parallel, he started a career in animation and film shorts with Raging Blues and Oh Boy What Nice Legs (with Cizo) and the animated feature Persepolis (under his real name Vincent Parronnaud and co-directed by Marjane Satrapi). The film got the Special Jury Prize in 2007 from the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated in 2008 for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and a Golden Globe. They are currently teaming up again to adapt Satrapi's 2006 book Chicken with Plums.
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New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
William Langson Lathrop
William F. Taylor
M. Elizabeth Price
S. George Phillips
Rae Sloan Bredin
Charles F. Ramsey
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.