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The Resource Runoff, Tom Manning

Runoff, Tom Manning

Label
Runoff
Title
Runoff
Statement of responsibility
Tom Manning
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mysterious things are happening in Range, a small town in the shadow of Mount Rainier. The lives of the inhabitants are at risk. Ghosts are running cars off of the roads. Wolves are roaming the streets. Deformed and savaged bodies are being found in the woods. Runoff is dark, stylish, funny, visceral, and above all, unpredictable. Before the narrative reaches its powerful conclusion there will be force-fields, ghosts, werewolves, tesseracts, talking animals, vampires, mummies, a dissertation on the fourth dimension, government conspiracies, comic strips, and, of course, a municipal election" -- provided by publisher
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Review
Welcome to the town of Range. There’s a crazed vampire on the loose that kills indiscriminately. Ghosts are visible everywhere, and the animals can talk to humans. And no one is allowed to leave. In this mordant comic, Manning creates a bizarre yet fascinating mystery, pitting a sleepy town against itself, exposing its secrets and testing its values. But what makes the book truly interesting is the brash and unapologetic addition of dark humor throughout the piece. The jokes, often told through a newspaper comic style of both simple illustration and blocky, four-panel design, are jarring set against the often grim background of a town desperate for answers. Much like the townspeople, the reader will be left searching for meaning in these events. It’s a raw artistic experiment; some will find Manning’s approach off-putting and confusing; others will find it fascinating and disturbingly hilarious. By its end, Runoff combines the desperation and black humor of Daniel Clowes’ Ghost World (1997) with the mystery and surrealist influences of Charles Burns’ Black Hole (2005). -- Blenski, Peter (Reviewed 2/15/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 12, p43)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10484139
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manning, Tom
Dewey number
  • 741.5/973
  • 741.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Graphic novels
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • Cities and towns
  • Washington (State)
  • United States
Label
Runoff, Tom Manning
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Individual issues first published by Tom Manning in 2000, 2001; Oddgod Press in 2003, 2005, 2007"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn911199999
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781935548966
Lccn
2015021913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911199999
Label
Runoff, Tom Manning
Publication
Note
"Individual issues first published by Tom Manning in 2000, 2001; Oddgod Press in 2003, 2005, 2007"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn911199999
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781935548966
Lccn
2015021913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911199999

Library Locations

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