A Paperback edition by Hunt Emerson in English (Dec 3, 2015)
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'The story of Max Zillion, the ace saxophonist man-handling his chosen instrument Alto Ego, rising to artistic heights with music and sinking through financial depths thanks to the... Read more
'The story of Max Zillion, the ace saxophonist man-handling his chosen instrument Alto Ego, rising to artistic heights with music and sinking through financial depths thanks to the machinations of Mean McMudda, the eternal agent who takes 100% and then some. Hunt Emerson is the only cartoonist who has had the courage to take jazz as his story, and he improvises on it like Charlie Parker did.' - Miles Kington
Hot Jazz With Max Zillion & Alto Ego Paperback edition by Hunt Emerson
Hunt Emerson has drawn cartoons and comic strips since the early 1970s. He has published around 30 comic books and albums, mainly with Knockabout Comics (London), including Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Casanova's Last Stand, and Dante's Inferno. His latest book is Calculus Cat, a hilarious collection of stories about The Cat That Hates Television. He has been awarded UK Humorous Cartoonist of the Year and in 2000 he was chosen for inclusion in the exhibition "Les Mâitres de la Bande Dessinéee Européenne" by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the CNBDI, Angoulême.
Hunt Emerson, the dazzlingly talented cartoonist, tackles the biggest literary name of them all: Dante. Emerson's Inferno delights on many levels: as an ingenious translation of classic verse; an effortlessly readable introduction to a complex poem; a delicious crib for anxious Dante students; and as a warm tribute from the master of one art form to the grand master of another. Hunt's cartoon is...
Darren Bloke is an ordinary, hard-working stiff until a lottery win changes?and ruins?his life. He squanders his windfall and loses everything but his beloved dog, Skittle. Then he is visited by the spirit of John Ruskin?a sharp-eyed art critic and reknowned "holistic" thinker from the 1800s. Ruskin shows Darren the true meaning of Wealth?not how to acquire it, but what is the right way for an...
Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the great narrative poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge rendered into comic strip form by Hunt Emerson. The book includes the complete original poem with Coleridge's, notes and humor added by Hunt Emerson, and an introduction by Gilbert Shelton.
Calculus Cat's home life is locked in an in-tense, argumentative relationship with his TV set, which bedevils him with commercials for Skweeky Weets-the world's most asinine breakfast cere-al. His 'job' is no better. He is forced to run thought the streets sporting his famous grin as The Public shout abuse and throw rubbish. His world is graphic, black and white, jagged, full in, weird, speedy and...
Casanova, the great lover and adventurer, is 73 and nearing the end of his life. He vows to make one last grand seduction, and devises a precarious plan to that end. Needless to say, in the cartoon hands of Hunt Emerson, the whole thing goes disastrously and hilariously wrong. As the narrative unfolds Casanova reflects on his past exploits.
'The story of Max Zillion, the ace saxophonist man-handling his chosen instrument Alto Ego, rising to artistic heights with music and sinking through financial depths thanks to the machinations of Mean McMudda, the eternal agent who takes 100% and then some. Hunt Emerson is the only cartoonist who has had the courage to take jazz as his story, and he improvises on it like Charlie Parker did.' -...
Lady Chatterley's Lover has been notorious since it was written. Banned for 30 years it was published unexpurgated, by Penguin Books in 1960 and immediately became the first novel charged under the newly written Obscene Publications Act. The famous story of life, love and society in 1920s England, re-worked as an hilarious comic book by 'Britain's zaniest cartoonist' Hunt Emerson. About the...
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