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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: SLG Publishing (October 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593621353
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593621353
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #772,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Derf, whose iconoclastic strip, The City, has been appearing in alternative periodicals since the early 1990s, here gives us a mordantly funny, semiautobiographical peek at his high-school years in an Akron, Ohio, suburb. When he isn’t looking out for his senile, tractor-driving uncle at his humble trailer-park abode, Otto “the Baron” Pizcok is haunting Akron’s concert hall, the Bank (now defunct), where the latest ’80s-era punk bands are usually playing. With an aplomb beyond his years, Otto manages to shrug off his nerdy image to become the local tour guide for punk legends such as Joe Strummer and the Ramones. As Otto counts down the days to his senior prom, his big dilemma is deciding whether he is leaving Ohio for college or staying to become Akron’s newest punk-rock star. Derf’s deftly drawn caricatures of teens and band members are amusing enough on their own, but his madcap scenarios and witty dialogue make this one of the stand-out graphic novels of the year. --Carl Hays

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Great illustrations and great story.
David M. Foreman
Give Derf heaps of money so he doesn't have to earn money at a day job, and can make these books full-time... because I want more.
Bobby.N
This is a hilarious and at time poignant book that really captures the feel of what punk was like at the time.
Johnny Heering

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bobby.N on November 26, 2008
Format: Paperback
More comics should be like this.

As Derf says in his opening remarks, "it's not a true story... but it could be."... and he's right. PR&TP taps into the 'voyeur' side of us, as it reads as though we were observing reality. The well crafted characters, attention to detail, and 'believability', make this wonderfully illustrated graphic novel a must to own & give.

If you like independant cartooning (ie: Joe Matt, Julie Doucet or Fudge) then you'll probably dig Derf's work. Get it. Give Derf heaps of money so he doesn't have to earn money at a day job, and can make these books full-time... because I want more.

-Bobby.N
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Platt on October 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
Man, what a fun read. A punk-rock novel capturing the beginnings of the punk-rock scene. The Baron is a character for the ages -- hugely self-deluded, but completely self-confident, and with an attitude that can't be broken. This was one of those rare books where I immediately wanted to know what happened to the characters after the last scene.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Heering on October 17, 2009
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This graphic novel takes place in Akron in 1979 and 1980. The lead character is Otto, a dorky eccentric teen who calls himself "The Baron". He gets involved in the punk rock scene and manages to become a hero to local punks. Several real life punk legends appear in the comic, as they perform at the club Otto works at and have misadventures with him. This is a hilarious and at time poignant book that really captures the feel of what punk was like at the time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Ringer on August 14, 2010
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A true classic graphic novel. Derf captures the mood and the scene of punk rock coming up in downtrodden suburbs perfectly. The characters are great - reminded me of so many real-life people from that late 70's / early 80's early scene. Awesome.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By daveedtn on February 9, 2009
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been a city fan by derf forever this a great book I love all his stuff I can't say enough about this one except it was over to soon a real page turner it's allmost as if derf grew up reading MAD. DHUUUUUUUUUU..boiiiing...doiiiing....... daveedtn
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christopher R. Walker on December 27, 2012
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The title of this review says it all.

The last page is also in illustrated fact sheet on some of the historical figures involved, such as Lester Bang, Klaus, and the Ramones.

The main fictional characters are totally believable; they seem as real as the actually real people.

This GN is awesome and palatable at the same time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dock Miles on August 15, 2010
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Vivid, specific, street-level, unvarnished comix about a time and a place, music and youth. Throw in a little "Last Picture Show" and what more do you want? Grab it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Burke on April 18, 2010
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Derf scores with this low brow cartoon about the life of a loser. This is must read for fans of Crumb, Hotwire, Weirdo and other "low brow" and hilarious comics. Not for kids.
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