Drawn & Quarterly
On Sale: July 11, 2006
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A celebration of the sophistication, wit and charm found
only in the singular collaboration of French cartooning team
For twenty years, French cartoonists Philippe Dupuy and
Charles Berberian have collaborated on every aspectâ€”sharing
both the writing and drawingâ€”of their highly acclaimed Mr.
Jean short stories, creating one of the most endearing,
clever, and readable series in contemporary French comics.
Their award-winning, critically acclaimed series has sold
more than 120,000 copies in France and has won one of
comicsâ€™ most coveted awards, the prestigious AngoulĂŞme Alph-
Award for the Best Book of the Year.
Get a Life is a collection of the early Mr. Jean stories
where the reader is introduced to the life of the titular
character, a laconic, single Parisian male struggling
through the usual calamities of life: bachelorhood in his
twenties and early thirties and the impending
responsibilities of marriage, kids, and deadlines for his
publisher. Mr. Jean is a typical everymanâ€”a scholar who
fancies himself a man of letters, a nostalgist whose
memories carry a weight few can understand, a lover whose
heart knows the greatest of burdens. Melancholic yet joyful
reflections on past loves, favorite authors, marriage, and
fatherhood are laid out in a breezy, comic style.
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