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Author Pushwagner, illustrator.

Title Soft City / Hariton Pushwagner ; introduction by Chris Ware ; afterword by Martin Herbert.

Publication Info. ©2016
New York : New York Review Comics, [2016]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    741.5948 PUS    Available
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Description 167 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 35 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series New York Review comics
New York Review comics.
Summary ""GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY. . ." So dawns a new day in Soft City, where pill-stuffed citizens sit in traffic, march off to work at Soft Inc., zone out in front of the TV news, and shop, shop, shop. The only graphic novel by the legendary Norwegian pop artist Hariton Pushwagner-- completed in 1975, lost for decades, and never before published in the United States--is a scathing masterpiece in the tradition of Brazil and A Brave New World but with an off-kilter beauty all its own. Pushwagner gives us an epic, exuberantly intricate vision of a single day in a world gone wrong: a brightly smiling, disturbingly familiar dystopia of towering skyscrapers, omnipresent surveillance, and endless, distant war. Every face looks like the next, and language itself has gone soft: "CLEAN BOMB THE HAPPY WAY," blares the morning paper; "Heil Hilton!" barks an overlord on the news. Welcome to Soft City. Now don't be late for work"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Dystopias -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Conformity -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works).
Dystopian comics.
Added Author Ware, Chris, 1967- writer of introduction.
Herbert, Martin, 1973- writer of afterword.
ISBN 9781681370460 (hardback)
1681370468 (hardback)
Standard No. 40026553205

 
    
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