NBM Publishing 10.09 | The Year of Loving Dangerously

yold-header.jpgControversial artist Ted Rall reveals his days as a college student, broke and on the verge of suicide until he finds an all-new way to get by in this graphic memoir. We have your 10-page preview.

 

 

 

THE YEAR OF LOVING DANGEROUSLY
Ted RALL & Pablo CALLEJO
INTRODUCTION BY
XAVIERA ‘HAPPY HOOKER’ HOLLANDER
Here’s a new turn for the controversial cartoonist and commentator Ted Rall. Not only is this autobiographical but he has paired up with the acclaimed artist of Bluesman and The Castaways for fully painted art.
It’s the eighties and Ted is in college in New York City and slipping. His pranks, lack of focus and restlessness get him kicked out of school. Unable to find a job, rejected by his parents, he’s on the verge of suicide. Instead he finds comfort in the arms of many women he meets casually and puts up a front for. Hey, better than being homeless and begging, but then… is it? It may sound like an ideal grift but the toll is much higher than one may imagine.
Between acidly funny and disturbingly real, Rall, a cartoonist whose work has alienated half the world, pours out his guts on a hard turning point in his life. Callejo adopts a new fully painted color style for this work, showing his versatility.

6×9, 128pp., full color, clothbound: $18.95,
ISBN 978-1-56163-565-8

WHAT ALLISON BECHDEL SAYS OF IT:
"Ted Rall is fearless. In The Year of Loving Dangerously, he turns his formidable journalistic skills on a very rich subject–himself. The memoir is not just a revealing and entertaining account of Rall’s misspent youth, but a gritty, alternative take on Manhattan in the boom years of the eighties."

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