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Dread & Superficiality
Woody Allen as Comic Strip
Dread & Superficiality
Authors: Written and illustrated by Stuart Hample; Introduction by R. Buckminster Fuller
Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
ISBN: 0-8109-5742-6
EAN: 9780810957428
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 11/1/2009
Trim Size: 11 x 8
Page Count: 240
Cover: Hardcover with jacket
Illustrations: 220 full-color illustrations

About the book
Woody Allen's classic neurosis, humorous life philosophy, and complex relationships, are embodied in the classic comic strip "Inside Woody Allen," syndicated daily by King Features from 1976 to 1984, illustrated by Stuart Hample. Dread & Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip is a compilation of 220 of the best of the comic's comics, all reproduced from the original art, along with sketches, photographs, and development work.
An all-new preface by Hample provides a rare glimpse into the creation of this material, revealing a long-overlooked facet of Allen's career that is smart and funny and as timeless as the man who has inspired a generation with his unique vision.

“Dread & Superficiality is a must for Woody Allen fans, both for its reminder of how iconic he used to be, and for Hample’s frank introduction, in which he writes about working with Allen in the early days of the strip.”
–The Onion A/V Club
“…this thorough collection is an unexpected delight. As a primer for would-be cartoonists, the text provides great insights into the development of this sadly dying art form.” 
–Miami Herald
About the author
Stuart Hample, chronic self-doubter, writer, cartoonist, and "multi-media failure," has written, edited, and illustrated more than two dozen books, including the international bestseller Children's Letters to God. Woody Allen is a writer and filmmaker whose prolific career has spanned five decades. R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was an American architect, designer, author, futurist, inventor, and visionary.

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