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  • Currently Unavailable What Am I Doing Here? (Hardcover)
    Author: Abner Dean
    Artist: Abner Dean
    Published by: New York Review Books
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Description

In 1945, after more than a decade as a commercial illustrator drawing advertisements and cartoons for Life, Time, Esquire, Newsweek, and many other publications Abner Dean invented a genre all his own: One might call it the Existential Gag Cartoon.

He used the elegant draftsmanship and single-panel format of the standard cartoons of the day, but turned them to a deeper, stranger purpose. With an inimitable mixture of wit, earnestness, and enigmatic surrealism, Dean uses this most ephemeral of forms to explore the deepest mysteries of human existence.

What Am I Doing Here?, Dean s second book and perhaps his best, depicts a world at once alien and familiar, in which everyone is naked but acts like they re clothed a world of club-wielding commuters and byzantine inventions, secret fears and perverse satisfactions.

Through it all strolls (or crawls, or floats, or stumbles) Dean s unclad Everyman, searching for love, happiness, and the answers to life s biggest questions.”

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Hardback
Cat. No.
3795194
EAN
9781681370491
ISBN
9781681370491