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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics (December 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606994735
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606994733
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,086,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“I think Tony Millionaire can only do important things.” (Dave Eggers)

“…Tony Millionaire is one of our true genii. …[Y]ou should go out and get this book. It’s absolutely beautiful, painstaking, and weird, inside and out, just like I imagine Tony is himself: the ORIGINAL deranged millionaire.” (John Hodgman)

About the Author

Tony Millionaire lives in Pasadena, CA with his wife, the actress Becky Thyre, and their two daughters. He creates the award-winning weekly syndicated comic strip Maakies. His books include Billy Hazelnuts, Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird, Der Struwwelmaakies, Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury, Maakies with the Wrinkled Knees, Mighty Mite the Ear Mite, Premillennial Maakies, Little Maakies on the Prairie, The House at Maakies Corner, When We Were Very Maakies, 500 Portraits, and the Sock Monkey series of comics and storybooks.

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I was born in the fishing town of Gloucester Massachusetts, a town full of fishermen and seascape painters. My grandparents were artists, they taught me how to use ink pens and oil paint. My grandpop showed me lots of old newspaper comics he had saved, old ones, Roy Crane, Lionel Feininger, Winsor McKay. When I was in college I discovered R. Crumb and S. Clay Wilson. I drew a lot of perverted comics, until one day I discovered George Herriman, the grandfather of American comics. The true master. People often ask me if comics are "art." Whatever, I don't care what you call them, but when you're immersed in a collection of Herriman Sundays you understand what they're getting at.
I love funny comics but I love moving, emotional, poetical comics, too. Preferably a mixture of both.

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I wasn't for sure what to expect in this book but it is wonderful it has 500 portraits that the artist has drawn he is a great artist. I read all his Crow books and love them so knew i wouldn't go wrong wih anytjing he has done. And again the book is great. It got here in mint condition...I would purchase for this vender again.
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This book is unusual for Millionaire, as most of his work is narrative, but as funny as those stories are they're built on the foundation of a truly talented draftsman and caricaturist. His illustration work (he's a regular contributor to the Believer) is just a joy, and I'm not saying that because he's included a nobody like me in his collection. Buy this book for yourself, your artist friends and, hell, for strangers on the street. Give the gift that keeps on giving (into Tony's bank account). He's a pen-and-ink wizard!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Helena G. Harvilicz on December 16, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Every portrait here is a visual interview, if you will, between the artist and his subject. It's an engagement that you don't get with a camera lens. Mr. Millionaire is a truly talented artist who brings his unique sensibility and intellect to every drawing. This book is a must have for lovers of illustration or popular culture.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neko on December 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover
All right, so I haven't read it yet. It hasn't been released. But you can be sure it will be astonishing and vaguely lunatic - Tony's work never fails to amaze me. I have been reading Sock Monkey to my son since he was two years old ( and to myself before..! ) and I never tire of the stories. Each panel is like a topsy-turvy, imploded, indeliby-right maxim for the young at heart. Who would not need to wipe away a tear at the spectre of Anne Louise emerging wordlessly from the sea on the back of a seahorse to comfort her dismembered hand-knit companion? Maakies may be amazing, terrifying, lonely and morbid... but Uncle Gabby & the Crow and Anne Louise are by no means "Maakies lite" they are extraordinary fables, bittersweet, melancholic and yet full of chest-expanding, random synchronistic joy.

Do yourself - a favor, buy Tony Millionaire's books - keep them close.Tony Millionaires Sock Monkey: Uncle Gabby
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