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Blue Monday, Vol. 1: The Kids Are Alright (v. 1) Paperback – February 13, 2007

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Book 1 of 4 in the Blue Monday Series

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"Blue Monday tells tales about post-punk, hormonally driven teenagers."

"The art has attitude, just like the characters."

"This modern-day Archie for teens accurately captures what it's like to be an adolescent. The boys are boys, and the girls don't take their crap."

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"What can I say, I'm a sucker for teen comics that involve ska, scooters, Paul Weller and plaid."

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Oni Press; 2 edition (February 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1929998627
  • ISBN-13: 978-1929998623
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,245,039 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chynna Clugston’s Blue Monday tells tales about post-punk, hormonally driven teenagers. Bleu Finnegan loves music, especially Britpop, and movies, especially silent films. She’s boy-crazy about pop stars but can’t stand the local dorks. She doesn’t fit in with the popular crowd, so she’s made her own, with friends Clover and Erin and a couple of boys who have crushes on them.

This first book in the series revolves around trying to win tickets to an Adam Ant concert, a crush on a substitute teacher, and ever-escalating pornographic revenge pranks on the guys. It also includes the charming “Sherlockette: A Tribute to Buster Keaton” in which Bleu envisions herself in the classic Keaton film Sherlock, Jr.

The art has attitude, just like the characters. The busy aesthetic mimics a teenager’s room, with every space filled with a band reference or some other piece of pop culture flotsam. Clugston’s style shares with manga an emphasis on eyes and emotions, as well as being inspired by some of those layout techniques (as when big-headed versions of the characters comment on the story in the margins, or when Bleu’s face is drawn with two dots for eyes and a circle mouth).

The crowded pages alternate between more and less cartoony styles depending on the space available and the desired effect. Firm lines and grey tones guide the eye through the panels. The page doesn’t seem to be treated as a unit; it’s something to hold as many panels as possible. The driving force is action and a madcap feel.

The short stories included here show the artist’s development over at least three years. The more recent pages are less crowded and seem to have calmed down from the earliest stories.
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If you love 80's and 90's pop, mod fashion, or just want to look back on your $#!+ hight school years with rose colored glasses (and who doesn't), buy this book!
It's funny, touching, and goofy all in turn -- and overall will just warm your heart. Worth the dough.
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Starting off as a series of comic strips in anthologies like Oni Double Feature and Dark Horse Presents, Chynna Clugston took her own idealized version of a teen comedy drawn in a manga style which was printed in a succession of mini-series and one-shot specials through Oni Press. Inspired some of the John Hughes films of the 80s, the regular ongoing storyline started out in the early 2000s, but the plot itself is set in the early 90s.

Bleu Finnegan is a blue-haired teenage girl(you gotta have blue hair!)who is going reaching that part of her life where she's discovering her first love. Bleu herself is a strange one who appreciates old movies and is a major fan of Adam Ant, in fact the main plot of the first mini-series deals with her trying to get tickets for her idol's concert. She's best friends with local rowdy Irish tsundere Clover, and the two of them carry on a "plutonic" relationship with two of the loudmouthed guys from their school, Alan and Victor. Alan has a thing for Bleu, and even manages to con her into going out with him, but only after he agrees to give her a video of her taking a bath. However, Victor seems to have on-and-off feelings for Bleu too, but more committed to Clover. All this while their friend Erin is playing the criminal mastermind at trying to get Alan to go out with her, but at the same time being supportive of her friends. Bleu is actually infatuated with her new teacher, Mr. Bishop, a young history teacher that was first brought in as a substitute.
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Funniest, most entertaining read ever. i've bought about 5 copies of volume one, because i always end up giving it to a friend to read.

i wish there was more!
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