Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?
Authors: Written and Illustrated by Brian Fies
Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 7/1/2009
Trim Size: 6 5/8 x 10 3/16
Page Count: 208
Cover: Hardcover with jacket
Illustrations: 200 page of color illustraions with five 8-page signatures on special paper
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About the book
Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, the long-awaited follow-up to Mom's Cancer, is a unique graphic novel that tells the story of a young boy and his relationship with his father.
Spanning the period from the 1939 New York World's Fair to the last Apollo space mission in 1975, it is told through the eyes of a boy as he grows up in an era that was optimistic and ambitious, fueled by industry, engines, electricity, rockets, and the atom bomb. An insightful look at relationships and the promise of the future, award-winning author Brian Fies presents his story in a way that only comics and graphic novels can.
Interspersed with the comic book adventures of Commander Cap Crater (created by Fies to mirror the styles of the comics and the time periods he is depicting), and mixing art and historical photographs, this groundbreaking graphic novel is a lively trip through a half century of technological evolution. It is also a perceptive look at the changing moods of our nation-and the enduring promise of the future.