Wimbledon Green

Wimbledon Green

The Greatest Comic Book Collector in the World

Book - 2005
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From the critically acclaimed cartoonist of Clyde Fans and It's A Good Life comes a humorous graphic novel on the obsession of comic-book collecting.

Taking a break from the serialization of his saga Clyde Fans and the design of The Complete Peanuts , critically acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator Seth creates a farcical world of the people whose passion lies in the need to own comic books and only in pristine, mint condition.

Meet Wimbledon Green, the self-proclaimed world's greatest comic-book collector who brokered the world's best comic-book deal in the history of collecting. Comic-book retailers, auctioneers, and conventioneers from around North America, as well as Green's collecting rivals, weigh in on the man and his vast collection of comic books. Are Green's intentions honorable? Does he truly love comics or is he driven by the need to conquer? Lastly, is he really even Wimbledon Green?

A charming and amusing caper where comic-book collecting is a world of intrigue and high finance. Part riotous chase, part whimsical character sketch, Wimbledon Green looks at the need to collect and the need to reinvent oneself.

Publisher: Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2005.
ISBN: 9781896597935
1896597939
Characteristics: 125 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,21 cm.

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Rachelpeabody
Mar 22, 2011

This was an incredible book. The best I've read of Seth's so far. It could be because I'm an avid comic book fan, but you can see that he is too by the way the book is written. A definite read for any collector.

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RonNasty64
Nov 22, 2009

Interesting concept, although I didn't really get it. I had no idea that comic book collectors were such backstabbers.

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Mar 25, 2012

Dr_Inferno thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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