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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (January 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857687263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857687265
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #986,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Awesomely executed story by Courtney Taylor-Taylor. Great art — you must read it." — Gus Van Sant (Director: Milk, Drugstore Cowboy, Goodwill Hunting)

"A riveting dip into a bygone era. Smart, textured, and oozing with cool, this is a stellar movie just waiting to happen." — Dean DuBlois (Writer/director: Go Quiet, How To Train Your Dragon)

"Intelligent, thought provoking, and engaging, One Model Nation simply rocks." - Comic Book Bin

"Taylor-Taylor does a great job of keeping things direct and subtle without sacrificing any tension or humanity that arises in the story." - AICN

"Not since The Watchmen have I been so taken back by a novel’s illustration." - Shadowlocked

"An intriguing and humorous historical fiction." - WIRED.com

"Sometimes you come across a book that reflects both an influential story and understated artwork, and they change the way you look at things. One Model Nation did exactly that." - Nerd Locker

"An artist in his prime..." - Spandexless

"A brilliant tale of youth, music and the clash of dreams and goals in a turbulent era." - Fandom Post

"I highly recommend this book to fans of The Dandy Warhols, musicians, and people who love powerful sequential art. So basically I’m recommending it to everyone." - Cosmic Book News

"160 action-packed pages of a purely amazing story." - My Comic Network

About the Author

Courtney Taylor-Taylor is the lead-singer and songwriter of the hugely popular Portland, Oregon band The Dandy Warhols. The band has released six albums to date and have had huge critical and commercial successes on both sides of the Atlantic. One Model Nation is Taylor's first original graphic novel. 

Jim Rugg is the co-writer and artist of the critically acclaimed Street Angel series. He has also contributed inks to DC/Vertigo’s American Virgin.

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Peters on July 28, 2011
Format: Paperback
My first impression of this work of art leads me to believe that U2 probably recorded in Germany just to vibe on this legendary 70's art scene. Readers or rather viewers will find the silent storyboard, illustration and color absolutely breathtaking. Regardless the simple fact is that this is a brilliant graphic novel that is not only well-executed, but also touches on the rise from the despair of post-war German life and the shame of one's lineage. The One Model Nation is obviously striving to rise above to Western standards under repression and the narrowest of views of that era and the repression of self-expression. Still this semi-fictionalized view of this band becomes more pronounced as they breakthrough into the UK charts only to become marginalized. Considering the stigma of thier lineage and what had been leveled at the German culture at that point as not as just a result but also as a byproduct of blame for both World Wars. The One Model Nation it is a quite an amazing journey that ultimately seems to have gone terribly wrong on so many levels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Thorpe on November 8, 2013
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Disappointing. Artwork is static, hard to tell the characters apart, storytelling skills poor, the story itself is uninteresting. As the band is fictional it could have been interwoven much more effectively with the gripping and idealistic politics, dramatic violence and paranoiac intrigue of the time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alberto Curutchet on July 30, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The script is nice. The drawings are very good. I wont' say this is a masterpiece cause it isn't, but it's an original story that I enjoyed very much.
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Format: Hardcover
Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
If you want to talk about removing oneself from their comfort zone, than you can look no further than me taking a look at One Model Nation. Typically, I review horror books, this is not one of them. I am a Metal Head, this book is not about that genre of music. So why on Earth would I even take a peak at this new OGN book from Titan Books and love it like I did?

Easiest way to start is to admit, I am not a big fan of the character designs here. While the style did not appeal to me personally, it did do something very right, which was fit the tone of the book. Rugg's artwork does more than set the scenes, it captures a tone that I can only compare to something you would get from a movie soundtrack. High moments are depicted in colors to reflect the scene, while the down moments hit lower tones on the color scale. Visually this book is on point from start to finish.

The story though is the real winner. The sense of history, even though the band is fictional, places the reader (in this case an American reader) into a world that they might not be familiar with. I don't know much about the music scene in Germany, but after reading this I get a feeling of what it might have been like. Taylor-Taylor crafts some fantastic dialogue that moves the story forward as it covers music and politics at a time where a movement was needed.

The more I find myself recalling this book, the more I see it playing out as a movie. I can't say who this book would directly appeal to, but I think that anyone with any kind of interest in music and comics should check this one out. I am so happy I was given the opportunity to read this, because it has broadened my love for the music culture and how it has progressed to what we have today. An amazing read!

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5 * Story: 4.5 out of 5
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