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After losing his girlfriend and hip Boston apartment, Karl Stevens moves into a spare room in his painting professor’s home, where his bohemian adventures in sex and boozing converge with the rituals of life with a family and an unruly beagle named Cookie. In a series of humorous, poignant, and gorgeously rendered stories, The Lodger chronicles a tumultuous year in the lifAfter losing his girlfriend and hip Boston apartment, Karl Stevens moves into a spare room in his painting professor’s home, where his bohemian adventures in sex and boozing converge with the rituals of life with a family and an unruly beagle named Cookie. In a series of humorous, poignant, and gorgeously rendered stories, The Lodger chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of the author as he grows as an artist and a man. Combining comic strips originally published in The Phoenix, Boston’s leading alternative weekly, with exquisite watercolors and oil paintings, The Lodger follows the Xeric-winning and Ignatz-nominated artist's Guilty and Whatever as a penetrating and visually stunning depiction of love, loss, and the moving minutiae of everyday life. A Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist....

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ISBN : 9780615380841
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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The Lodger Reviews

  • Derek Royal
    2018-10-17 11:14

    One of the joys of this collection is reading it within the context of Stevens's other works. In many ways, this collection is similar to what you might find in the earlier Whatever collection. However, these stories are more overtly autobiographical -- or, at the very least, based on what appears to be Karl's own experiences, as opposed to those individuals and contexts surrounding him. Even more significantly, this collection reads more holistically and with an ongoing storyline. I wouldn't call it a "graphic novel" (and I dislike that designation, anyhow), but it does share what you'd consider its characteristics. Also, this is engaging story, and one that mixes both the realistic and the "fantastical."

  • Mckinley
    2018-10-11 07:20

    Review from Amazon (since there isn't one provided for this book).After losing his girlfriend and hip Boston apartment, Karl Stevens moves into a spare room in his painting professor s home, where his bohemian adventures in sex and boozing converge with the rituals of life with a family and an unruly beagle named Cookie. In a series of humorous, poignant, and gorgeously rendered stories, The Lodger chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of the author as he grows as an artist and a man. Combining comic strips originally published in The Phoenix, Boston's leading alternative weekly, with exquisite watercolors and oil paintings, The Lodger follows the Xeric-winning and Ignatz-nominated artist s Guilty and Whatever as a penetrating and visually stunning depiction of love, loss, and the moving minutiae of everyday life.

  • Jason Das
    2018-10-14 08:05

    Yes, one more 20-something slice-of-life autobio comic, but very unlike any other I've encountered. The drawings/paintings are a joy throughout, the jokes (when they occur, which isn't all that frequently), are funny, and the plot/emotions are never self-pitying or solipsistic.My two big complaints:The book's production values seem low. Like cheap print-on-demand or sonething. The paper stock is glossy and floppy in a really unappealing way. And the color seems overly washed out.The chronology is really confusing. It doesn't "ruin the story" or anything, but trying to make sense of what's current, what's a flashback, is really hard. I was often left wondering, is that the date the events took place or the date the page was drawn?

  • Comics Alternative
    2018-10-20 05:24

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  • Kelly
    2018-10-21 03:18

    These are autobio comics about twenty-somethings in the Boston area. Stevens portrays himself as quite a layabout but you know he must work his ass off because his drawings are CRAZY GOOD and each panel has like a week's worth of crosshatching. It looks so labor-intensive but he must have it down since he churns out comics for The Phoenix like clockwork.

  • Jon
    2018-10-08 05:08

    I thought the art in this book was quite impressive...a variety of styles, but all very well done. The storyline is episodic (is this an anthology of strips?) and skews towards navel gazing. Over all an enjoyable read...definitely worth at least a look through for the art.

  • David4439
    2018-10-06 03:02

    Not much of a plot but the artwork is pretty amazing.