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Just WAKE UP! [Kindle Edition]

El Kartun , Escrit Lit
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This "graphic short" from renowned Tijuana caricaturist, newspaper cartoonist, and art instructor "El Kartun" is something very definitely different: both in its field of graphic literature and in the style of work generally associated with the author. The ebook version of a rare cult book prized among Baja artists and writers.

A haunting little piece that moves from everyday humdrum to the kind of violent ultra-reality more familiar to "TJ" citizens than to Americans and other First World citizens, "Just WAKE UP" also resonates from the dissonance of its deadpan text and delicate drawing. Just as the "end" of the "story" is not what the reader expects, there is an odd, questioning air behind the entire project.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1013 KB
  • Print Length: 50 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Adoro Books (March 21, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007NMQB42
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,865,160 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much story in so few pages! May 5, 2012
El Kartün, aka Jesus Pedroza, is one of Tijuana's most dominant cartoon artists almost mythical status among cartoonists and animators. Known to many for doing funny, telling caricatures at the bohemian beach hangout, Lat 32, he is also a sought-after teacher of everything from cartooning technique to academic rendering. He is the only local artist with a regular comic strip in the daily newspaper, "El Sol de Tijuana".

JUST WAKE UP! Is a graphic novel that is successful on every level. That he is an accomplished illustrators for other author's book (BOX OF ROCKS by Karla Talega) has already been established, but in this book his ability to convey an enchanting tale with simply black and white pencil drawings of such great sensitivity accompanied by few words is reason for placing him even higher in the ranks of important artist/writers. This story tells of a killing but is it a dream in that zone of profound confusion just before waking or is it a terrifying reality? In many ways El Kartün leaves that mystery one for the reader to solve.

The artwork in this sensitive book is very well executed and truly is fine art. We can only hope that he continues to create art of this caliber while he pursues his career as an animator and caricaturist. Grady Harp, May 12
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5.0 out of 5 stars I read it and I loved it!!!!!!!! April 4, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is a short story but yet profound. What really impressed me were the illustrations, I'm going to keep an eye on this guy!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Congratulations to my good friend! May 8, 2012
By netox
A great retrospective into the life of an artist battling through everyday obstacles.
The illustrations are excellent and fully express what the artist is trying to say.

I highly recommend this work to anyone who loves a good story, or simply battles each day to
do the best for himself and the people around him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love these hand drawn illustrations! April 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very creative short illustrated story.

It's surreal in a WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?? kind of way -and that's a good thing.

The layout of the art and text is non-standard and it keeps you interested and engaged. A fun little story with a little bit of exposition from the author/artist thrown in, to boot. Very cool!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great work April 4, 2012
By emrok77
Format:Kindle Edition
I really love this book, beautifuly illustrated short story, to the point, i hope to see more work by this artist!!!
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