- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Dark Horse Originals (March 1 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1616554150
- ISBN-13: 978-1616554156
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.5 x 28.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 739 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #469,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Eltingville Club Hardcover – Mar 1 2016
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About the Author
Evan Dorkin (born April 20, 1965) is an American comics artist and writer. His most well-known works are the comic books Milk and Cheese and Dork. His comics often poke fun at fandom, even while making it clear that Dorkin is a fan himself. As well as his comics work, Dorkin has also written for animation, including (with his wife Sarah Dyer, also a comics writer/artist, married) Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. He also wrote and produced Bring me the Head of Boba Fett, an animated television pilot for Adult Swim called Welcome to Eltingville, based on his own characters. Dorkin and Dyer also wrote some episodes of the Superman animated series, particularly the episode "Live Wire," which introduced a new character of the same name. Additionally, the pair contributed to the script of the 2006 English-language version of the anime Shin Chan. After an initial six-episode order proved successful, more episodes were ordered, but Dorkin and Dyer are no longer working on the series. They had also been developing a pilot for a series entitled "Tyrone's Inferno" for Adult Swim for the last few years, but according to Dorkin's LiveJournal the project is dead. Dorkin has been the recipient of several Eisner Awards, including 2002's Best Writer/Artist: Humor.
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Between the laughs, nostalgia and the silly drama, there's a profound sadness here. Especially in the final issue. These boys are essentially throwing their lives away being ultra-consumers of the geek culture. Something that should be an accent in their life is in fact their whole lives. And as the boys creep towards middle age, we see they aren't changing. They're going to be the same man-children their whole lives. With one exception, and even his redemption isn't a sure thing.
But it is hilarious, inventive, entertaining and very well drawn. Evan Dorkin explores different settings and conflicts with these four obnoxious fandom crusaders, and every time it feels fresh and funny.
The hardcover is well constructed, the pages crisp, the printing top-notch. Very, VERY happy with this one.
Evan Dorkin truly has a mind from future, as almost every act from the book mirrors acts committed by today's "Super Fans"; from insane hour long binges of television shows, rage fueled rants on social media sites regarding comics and television, and awful gate keeping that dictates who can and can't been in the fandom.
The Eltingville Club is truly both a love letter and warning regarding fans and all of their craziness.
If you like irreverent humor then you will love this book, it really spears the annoying side of geek culture right in the balls.