Chocolate Cheeks

Chocolate Cheeks

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Hilarious, frightening, mysterious, adorable and utterly bleak, Chocolate Cheeks has arrived to disgust and delight comic-book readers of all ages. “Sweet” Chubby Cheeks and the Pullapart Boy (a twenty-first century Frankenstein’s monster for kids) are driving each other crazy. Forced together by their dating parents, these two bitter enemies have alienated—or otherwise disposed of—most of their social circle, leaving them with plenty of quality-time for each other. They go camping, start a business, form a band, join a team, try to make some new friends and engage in a "holy war." Things go from worse to worst, though, when the two boys find a cat—or is it a bird?—one hot, summer day.Steven Weissman, modern master of light tragedy, is at his most horrible with Chocolate Cheeks, the next great “Yikes” book from Fantagraphics. Juxtaposing gag-driven, newspaper-fashioned strips with a sprawling, Western comic aesthetic, the book is just gross enough to delight the children.

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Pullapart Boy endures a dwindling social circle consisting only of his brother, their dead dog, and an unpopular kid, a situation that coincides with the struggles of the Little Tin-Stars.

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Anything can happen on a hot, summer day…
Hilarious, disgusting, mysterious, and cuter than a puppy playing with akitten, Chocolate Cheeks is the next great "Yikes" book from StevenWeissman. The Pullapart Boy (a 21st Century Frankenstein's monster for kids),his social circle having dwindled down to his stupid brother (Dead Boy), theirdead dog (Elzie Crisler), and a fat kid that nobody likes ("Chubby" Cheeks),attempts to make some new friends.
Meanwhile, across town, the Little Tin-Stars (Cow-Boy and Cow-Girl) are ina desperate fight against the forces of nature, hostile natives, a rivermonster, their own horse and a man called Chocolate Cheeks.
Juxtaposing gag-driven, newspaper-fashioned strips (employed to greateffect in 2006's Chewing Gum In Church) with the sprawling, Western comicapproach of his legendary "Look Out For Big Della" (from 2002's White FlowerDay), Chocolate Cheeks is Weissman at his best: stunning, memorable,poignant, hilarious, and just gross enough to delight the children.




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& Taylor

A latest "Yikes!" collection by the creator of Chewing Gum in Church finds the Pullapart Boy enduring a dwindling social circle consisting only of his brother, their dead dog, and an unpopular kid, a situation that coincides with the struggles of the Little Tin-Stars. Original.


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