The party / by Tomi Ungerer

Items

true

Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department

GRAPHIC UNGERER

Check Shelf

Material Type
Comic Book/Graphic Novel
Author
Ungerer, Tomi, 1931-2019,
Publication Info.
Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, [2020]
Publication Info.
©2020

Details

Edition
First Fantagraphics Books edition.
Description
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 31 cm
Note
Originally published in 1969.
Summary
"Two years after he published 'The Underground Sketchbook' in 1964, Tomi Ungerer conceived 'The Party', a take-down of the super-rich as savage as anything George Grosz or Ralph Steadman put on paper. The premise of the book is a party in the Hamptons attended by a coterie of fat cats: captains of industry, tycoons, magnates, and moguls, luxuriating in their tuxedos, evening gowns, and prattling small talk. The party was given by Mrs. Julia Van Flooze, summer resident of East Hampton Long Island. Known for her charity works, she gave the party to celebrate the return of Senator Leonard Rockfenter from a fact-finding trip in the Orient. And so, it begins: Ungerer takes acid pen in hand to depict a succession of smug, bloated, drooling, lascivious, ostentatious monsters. The reader encounters one grotesquerie after another as bigwigs and power couples cavort through the haze of booze and caviar, revealing their base natures and hedonistic libidinal impulses. Each Ungerer drawing is a masterpiece of hideousness, accompanied by a marvelously droll caption. In 'The Party', Ungerer unleashes one of the most caustic moral imaginations of any cartoonist, each slashing ink line dipped in scorn. Featuring an introduction by the fiery political cartoonist Mr. Fish."--Provided by publisher.
Subject
Rich people -- United States -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Rich people -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Entertaining -- United States -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Entertaining -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons.
American wit and humor, Pictorial.
American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Entertaining.
United States.
Genre/Form
Caricatures and cartoons.
Comics (Graphic works)
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Satirical literature.
ISBN
9781683963721 (paperback)
1683963725 (paperback)