The Lovely Horrible Stuff

The Lovely Horrible Stuff

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Money makes the world go round, as they say... but HOW, exactly? Award-winning graphic novelist Eddie Campbell (From Hell, Alec) presents a fascinating journey into the wilderness of personal finance. With his trademark blend of research, anecdote, autobiography, and fantasy, Campbell explores how money underwrites human relationships, flowing all around us like the air we breathe -- or the water we drown in. The result is a whimsical graphic essay, deeply grounded in Eddie's personal experiences with "the lovely horrible stuff," ranging from the imaginary wealth of Ponzi schemes and television pilots to the all-too-tangible stone currency of the Micronesian island of Yap. In a world where drawing corporate superheroes requires literally transforming oneself into a corporation (which is kept in a shoebox under the bed), we are in strange territory, indeed. Fortunately, Campbell's wry eye and vivid full-color artwork imbue the proceedings with real humanity, making The Lovely Horrible Stuff an investment that's worth every penny.

Title:The Lovely Horrible Stuff
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781603091527
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    The Lovely Horrible Stuff Reviews

  • Andrew

    This book runs like a diary, or at best a daily blog. The illustrations are nice, if a bit strange - some of it is just color over photographs.I didn't read the whole thing, so maybe it gets better in...

  • Rick

    Best known for his collaboration with Alan Moore on the extraordinary From Hell and his singular creations Alec and Deadface, Eddie Campbell chronicles his financial woes in the entertaining but f...

  • Sam Quixote

    Eddie Campbell’s new book is divided into two parts. The first is mostly autobiographical and deals with Campbell’s relationship with money – “The Lovely Horrible Stuff” – and how it dicta...

  • Jeffrey

    I was prepared to do be disappointed by this book, as much as I always love Eddie Campbell's work - I saw a bit about how he was using computer and collage and photos... once I started reading though,...

  • Robert Boyd

    A minor work in Campbell's oeuvre. The first half deals with his own interactions with money, including creating a corporation so that he can write and draw a Batman comic (and he sees this as every b...

  • Otherwyrld

    This was a bit of an oddity. I think I was expecting a treatise on money rather similar to Scott McCloud's seminal work "Understanding Comics". Instead we get an autobiographical work that just happen...

  • Mark Schlatter

    A strange mixed bag. Half the book is about Eddie's financial growth and woes (including a horrifying and funny story about his father-in-law). It's similar to much of his recent autobiographical work...

  • Mark Victor Young

    Pity the poor autobiographical cartoonist to whom nothing interesting happens for, like the lawyer who represents herself, he has a fool for a client. Witness the talented cartoonist Eddie Campbell be...

  • Stewart Tame

    Eddie Campbell is always a delight. He has a wonderful way of merging autobiography with flights of whimsy like nobody else. This volume, as the cover would lead one to expect, deals with money. Campb...

  • David Allison

    PART 1: PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTSFor Christmas this year I was given the prospect of impending joblessness, a gift that has a fine Dickensian heritage, though unfortunately it’s not Dickens but Shake...