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Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, American Elf! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, American Elf is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate. This first collection includes the strip's beginnings at the end of 1998 and all of 1999. In here, James launches American Elf, rents a new apartment, cares for a sick kitty, visits Portugal, buys an iMac, and drinks a lot.
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Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, AMERICAN ELF! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, AMERICAN ELF is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate.In 2000, James greets the new millennium, teaches his first class, plays a rock show for Courtney Love, drinks a lot, eats pie in the shower, and gets punched by a fan!
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Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, AMERICAN ELF! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life-but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, AMERICAN ELF is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate.In 2001, James watches his music career take off, has travel nightmares, tries to start waking up earlier, spends Comic-Con unable to speak, experiments with a GameBoy Camera, worries about a crazed fan, and James and Amy consider having a baby.
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Welcome to the digital edition of James Kochalka's award-winning, influential, and totally addictive autobiography, AMERICAN ELF! It's a simple idea -- every day, James draws a comic strip capturing a moment from his life -- but gathered all together, these moments take on rich new meanings. Both silly and profound, AMERICAN ELF is a portrait of human life lived to the fullest, infused with the trademark passion and magic of Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate. In 2002, James gets a cute little fever, starts to go bald, jams with Eddie Campbell, launches AmericanElf.com, goes skinny-dipping at Comic-Con, buys a house, and finally decides to have a baby.
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In 2003, James rescues a duck, grows a beard, loses his fear of death, meets Daniel Johnston, gets fired from Vice Magazine, buys a house, invents a new grilled meat, gets bitten by the mayor, wins the Ignatz Award, is transformed by Amy's pregnancy and the birth of their son Eli, and decides that life is "harder, but better" with a baby.
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In 2004, James settles into fatherhood, gets an intern, signs a record contract, discovers the digital camera, almost invents dubstep, tours his massive American Elf book, jams with Craig Thompson, watches an old friend move away, loses an Eisner, wins an Ignatz, and learns important lessons from baby Eli.
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In 2005, James invents Dragon Puncher, tells bad jokes, takes a vow of happiness, gets his website hacked, writes a children's book, releases a new album, teaches Eli to talk, launches his first class at the Center for Cartoon Studies, and defends Jar Jar Binks.
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In 2006, Eli learns to swim, starts preschool, and invents new swears (like "pump duck"), while James gets fan mail from little kids, sells a song to FOX, launches a major new album, "fixes" a found painting, and writes a Christmas carol... plus he and Amy struggle with the idea of having another baby.
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In 2007, James exhibits 150 tiny paintings, gets dropped by his label, and films the movie MARS, while he his family invent their own language, control each other with imaginary video game controllers, tell long-distance bedtime stories, battle a milk dragon, and fall in love with new "werewolf baby" Oliver.
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In 2008, James tries to be a better daddy, is reduced to tears by Cormac McCarthy, asks his senile father to write a poem, paints with raspberry juice, meets Samuel L Jackson, tries to snap 5-year-old Eli out of a video game trance, and records some truly amazing dreams.
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In 2009, James falls pretends he won at the Angouleme Comics Festival, reveals an incredibly painful secret, has a mental breakdown, and promises to come back to life if he ever dies. Meanwhile Eli starts first grade and almost kisses a girl, Amy becomes the most powerful mommy in the universe, the family welcomes new kitten Nooko, and toddler Oliver tries to teach it to draw.
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In 2010, James makes his feature film debut, dances in an airport bathroom, grinds his teeth, struggles through movie, TV, and game development deals, watches his parents grow old, tries to stop yelling, and realizes the movie Inception is how he feels all the time. Meanwhile Amy hits a landmark birthday, Eli wows the family with his emotional sophistication, and Oliver gets popcorn up his nose.
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In 2011, James becomes Cartoonist Laureate, makes the TV news, prepares for the Rapture, realizes the terrorists won 9/11, opens for Gogol Bordello, and battles some of his darkest thoughts. Meanwhile Amy gets a butt concussion, Eli helps the police catch a suspect, Oliver sings "Love in an Elevator," and the whole family travels to Comic-Con!
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In 2012, Amy finally finds a video game she likes, Oliver kisses God, and Eli decides to grow elf ears. Meanwhile, James writes his own animated series, falls in love with Star Fox, sings with his dying father, wins the Eisner Award, wonders if he's too old for rock & roll, and decides to do the unthinkable: bring American Elf to an end.
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The 2016 election cycle is fast becoming one of the most interesting - and most divisive - in history. Clinton. Bush. Trump. Sanders. Paul. All strong personalities vying for the attention of the electorate. From the wild statements loudly announced by Trump to the frustrated uttering of Jeb and the defiant proclamations from Sanders, this volume explores the rise of those who lead the United States.
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Politicians are both born and made. As one of the most powerful women in politics, Hillary Clinton has served as an inspiration and lightning rod. Often controversial, she has carved an unmatched legacy into a traditionally male occupation. This volume collects Female Force: Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State, and Political Power: Hillary Clinton.
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You know their names, now read the stories behind the women whose classic movies influenced generations! Barbra Striesand and Liza Minneli sang their way to fame, while Lucille Ball made us laugh. Marilyn Monroe's haunting beauty endures, while Elizabeth Taylor's powerful screen presence has yet to be matched. Silver Screen Legends: The Women of the Classic Movies collects the stories of these Hollywood legends in one volume.
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Albert Einstein's restless intelligence drove him to ponder the biggest topics in the universe: light, time, mass, energy, and more. His conclusions changed the way people thought about the laws of physics.
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Charles Darwin's scientific work transformed the way people think about life on Earth. He took every opportunity to study the natural world. And he helped shape a new understanding of how life forms change over time.
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Isaac Newton's youth was marked by constant curiosity. Throughout his life of research and experiments, he turned this curiosity into major insights about the workings of Earth and the universe, developing three laws to explain the motions of objects.
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At the start of the twentieth century, Marie Curie, a Polish physicist and chemist, stunned the scientific world. Her research led to the discovery of two elements--polonium and radium--which held the most unusual property: radioactivity.
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The cry of war comes soon from France, while a young boy destined for greatness simply cries in pain from a fateful strike to his head in Bonn, Germany. Ludwig van Beethoven will grow to become one of the most influential composers in a few short years, but in his early days, he was just a commoner trying to survive his days with an alcoholic father and a world that just hasn't discovered his greatness yet. In this age, he wasn't an influential composer: he was a young man simply named "Ludwig," which inspires hatred and fear from a certain nobleman, Franz Kreuzstein. Why does Franz have it out for all named "Ludwig," and can Beethoven survive this personal war he's deaf to?
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Ludwig van Beethoven is rising in the charts; gaining some praise and attention from those he'd seek to learn from (for better or worse), Beethoven's life strives in the face of the war in France, despite his debilitating deafness making itself all-too-apparent. Escaping from Bonn to live his life, Beethoven fights a war for recognition and support, while his unknown nemesis, Franz Kreuzstein, fights the literal War of the First Coalition. While Beethoven is a lover of the craft of music making, he's not a fighter, but Franz might give him a battle when the war is over. Will Beethoven be able to hear the music he plays, or is he cursed to only imagine what joy he'll bring to the world for centuries to come?
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The creators behind the legends of Spider-Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, and more were hardly overnight successes. Read the collected biographies of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and William M. Marston, the creative forces behind the superheroes that started a revolution in graphic fiction storytelling.
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Arguably, the 1980's was defined by its unique music, exemplified by ex-Beatle George Harrison, the trendsetters of Motley Crue, the bad boys of Metallica, and the perennial heavy metal icon, Ozzy Osbourne. Icons of Rock #3 explores the origins of those who helped defined the decade where style mattered and everyone's life had a soundtrack.
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