Nuts author Gahan Wilson review ✓ 3

review Nuts author Gahan Wilson

Nuts author Gahan Wilson review ✓ 3 Æ Remember how baffling terrifying and sad childhood really was Now you can laugh at itIn this thematically and narratively linked series of one page stories originally published in the National Lampoon’s “Funny Pages” section throughout the 1970s the master of the macabre eschewed his usual ghouls vIng up normal in the real yet endlessly weird world This is essentially a lost Gahan Wilson graphic novel from the 1970s and '80sWatch as our stoic hunting cap wearing protagonist known only as “The Kid” copes with illness disappointment strange old relatives the disappointment of Christmas life threatening escapades death school the awfulness of camp and much all d. Remember Nothing you did was right except that when it was right you were never sure why it was right This may be a comic strip layout and classic Gahan Wilson comic drawing but this is not a comic strip Originally published in the National Lampoon Nuts is a cross between a graphic novel and is so named on the cover and a shared biography of what many of us from the pre hi tech generation experienced as very young children Much of this collection is not funny or is not exactly funny It does not have to be Being a kid is mostly about the fact that you do not fit in You are aware that something is not right even if you are not always sure why or what you are supposed to do about it Recommendation A must for Gahan Wilson fans just be aware this is not his usual funny dances with monsters For the rest this is one of the most honest views of the kid's world you can get without taking a class on early childhood developmentThe title Nuts is inspired because it intentionally evoked the then reigning cartoon about children Charles Shultz’s Peanuts But the word is or was the word kids of that age were most likely to use to express the continuing frustration being that age The rest of the title panel is a short introduction to the particular frustration insight win or fail that will be the theme of each installmentGahan Wilson’s Nuts gets it that much of childhood is overcrowded ill fitting confusing and frustrating Victories tend to be small and personal Insights are as likely to come from failures as from introspection There may be monsters out to get you only they are likely to be adults then anything with too many legs A break through moment is when you can convince yourself that that noise in the ill lite basement can only be mice I mean those are just mice Right harmless scratchy mice agreed right Just mice

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Remember how baffling terrifying and sad childhood really was Now you can laugh at itIn this thematically and narratively linked series of one page stories originally published in the National Lampoon’s “Funny Pages” section throughout the 1970s the master of the macabre eschewed his usual ghouls vampires and end of the world scenarios for a wry pointed look at grow. The all time greatest comic strip about what it is to be a child ever Insightful hilarious poignant and dripping truth from every panel Nuts is was and ever will be in my pantheon of most life altering reads It showed me that comics could be than just gag driven Beautifully drawn and essential to any library of cartoon books

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Nuts author Gahan WilsElineated in Wilson’s roly poly sensual delicately hatched lineIf you don’t remember what it was like being a child this book will bring it all back for good or for ill This new hardcover edition reprints every single “Nuts” story from the Lampoon rescuing over two dozen pages from oblivion with a critical essay about the strip by Fantagraphics Publisher Gary Grot. These aren’t the funny sort of cartoons but so the poignant and the grotesue – often both Sadly I don’t particularly enjoy that sort of cartooning nor was this uite the satire of Peanuts I was expecting I suppose this long running strip from National Lampoon’s “funny pages” is of an esoteric and philosophical satire and response than a parody