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The Adventures of Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey Paperback – August 8, 2000


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Product Details

  • Series: Sock Monkey
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse (August 8, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569714908
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569714904
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #883,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By MistressOfDoom on September 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is a compilation of the four "Sock Monkey" comic books. I am not a true comic book afficianado, but really enjoyed this unusual book. The illustrations are superbly executed, and the stories are truly unique. Throughout the tales runs an underlying theme ....that catastrophes can result from unsolicited attempts to 'fix' the problems of others. The humor is a bit grim but spirited, the characters beyond unique. An added treat are the single page pieces at the end of each story..as entertaining as the stories themselves: "Daddy Long Legs Went on a cruise, He drank some booze, Got hit by a squall 'But I'm so small The sharks aren't Eating me at all' He was eaten by a sardine"
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bob Cronin on December 13, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is a collection of stories from Tony Millionaire's astounding comic book Sock Monkey. Disturbing, hilarious, and lovingly rendered in antiquey black and white are your favorite sock monkey, Uncle Gabby, and his oft drunken pal Mr. Crow. Together they "traipse the constellated wildreness" of a chandelier, attempt to return a shrunken head to it's home in "The Borneo," burn down the house, and much more. The illustrations are painstakingly realistic and quite beautiful, while the stories are charming, touching and surreal. Uncle Gabby and Mr Crow speak like refined 19th century gentlemen (quite quotable) and occaisionally come to existential revelations. Reads like an obscure 110-year old publication.
This is the next best thing in comic literature. If you like underground comix this is a must-read. Appropriate for kids, though there is some violence (you could say the same for The Brothers Grimm).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jackson Landers on October 2, 2003
Format: Paperback
An instant classic, Tony Millionaire's collection of Sock Monkey comics is ideal for adults who have not become too sensible and for children who are too good for the usual antiseptic, focus-group oriented fare that passes as children's entertainment these days.
Do you remember John Bellairs' 'The House with a Clock in it's Walls'? Imagine that atmosphere meshed with pre-Disney Winnie the Pooh, with touches of 'The Wind in the Willows' in the dialogue. Filter that through an Edward Gorey illustrative sensibility (although Tony Millionaire is the better artist) and you have a good idea of what to expect here. Except it's also a comic book and its funny.
Buy this book for your children. It will delight them and scare them a little bit, which I assure you builds character.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 23, 2003
Format: Paperback
Falling somewhere between graphic novel and comic book, this is some of the best art and cool weirdness I've seen in a long time. The story is the least of it; like most of Mr. Millionaire's work, it all ends in mayhem. The exquisite artwork, with its vintage look and dense and imaginative attention to detail, along with the quaint dialogue makes this a cult classic. Great fun!
Lynn Flewelling
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LifeboatB on May 5, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is too dark and violent for young kids, but grownups will appreciate the nostalgic and melancholy, yet sometimes silly, stories. The drawings are exquisite. An unusual work of art.
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