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Box Brown

Teoksen Andre the Giant: Life and Legend tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

Sisältää nimen: Brian "Box" Brown


Tekijän teokset

Andre the Giant: Life and Legend (2014) 270 kappaletta
Tetris: The Games People Play (2016) — Tekijä; Kuvittaja — 253 kappaletta
Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America (2019) — Tekijä; Kuvittaja — 61 kappaletta
An Entity Observes All Things (2015) 26 kappaletta
Child Star (2020) 20 kappaletta
Love is a Peculiar Type of Thing (2009) 14 kappaletta
The Survivalist. by Box Brown (2011) 12 kappaletta
Number 1 (2014) 9 kappaletta
Rugrats Vol. 1 (2018) 7 kappaletta
Everything Dies 3 4 kappaletta
Rugrats Vol. 2 (2018) 3 kappaletta
Number 2 (2014) 3 kappaletta
Everything Dies 2 3 kappaletta
Beach Girls plus Dweeb (2013) 2 kappaletta
The Mark 2 kappaletta
Everything Dies #1 2 kappaletta
Everything Dies 5 2 kappaletta
Rugrats, Vol. 1 1 kappale
Secret Prison 7 (2012) 1 kappale
Powerman (2016) 1 kappale
Everything Dies #7 (2011) 1 kappale
Fuck Shits 1 kappale
Operation Pizza 1 kappale
The Great Disappointment (2011) 1 kappale
New Physics 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 (2015) — Avustaja — 106 kappaletta
Accidental Czar: The Life and Lies of Vladimir Putin (2022) — Kuvittaja, eräät painokset55 kappaletta
Little Nemo's big new dreams (2015) — Avustaja — 44 kappaletta
The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski (2020) — Kuvittaja — 27 kappaletta
Digestate: A Food & Eating Themed Anthology (2012) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose (2016) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Regular Show, Volume 9 (2017) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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Brown, Brian



Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC!

This is fascinating! I love it when a graphic novel uses it's format to inform, and entertain at the same time. It was especially interesting how war, propaganda and advertising played such a huge role in our childhood memories. A fascinating (and a little terrifying!) slice of history.
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eboods | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 28, 2024 |
A depressing but lively look at how toy corporations have been grooming children for the past century to make them brand-loyal consumers whose nostalgia will keep them worshiping at corporate IP altars their whole lives.

The irony of course is that as Box Brown points out how nostalgia has made us marketing prisoners I spend most of the book going, "Ooh, I remember those!" as he discusses various toys and story franchises. And with his last few books about Tetris, Andre the Giant, and Andy Kaufman, Brown is no stranger to exploiting pop culture nostalgia for his own book sales.

Brown cites the Netflix "Toys That Made Us" documentary series several times. If you haven't had a chance, that show is as fun and enlightening as this.
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villemezbrown | 1 muu arvostelu | Sep 12, 2023 |
Stuck between a 2/2.5 and a 3 because I enjoyed a lot of aspects of it, particularly the beginning and end which spoke more to what draws people to games and gaming in a psychological and philosophical sense. By contrast the middle section felt like a largely unbroken series of nearly identical businessmen sitting in board rooms, getting on and off planes, and arguing about contracts and the legal rights to Tetris. I get that this is actually what happened in terms of plot, but it also feels like all there is to take in visually as well. I found the graphic style pretty engaging for the most part, but I wish the bookend commentary on games and the battles over the distribution rights to Tetris were more connected thematically.… (lisätietoja)
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bmanglass | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 31, 2023 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:


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booklover3258 | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 24, 2023 |



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