Wimbledon Green

The Greatest Comic Book Collector in the World

By Seth
(Drawn & Quarterly, Hardcover, 9781896597935, 125pp.)

Publication Date: December 13, 2005

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Description
From the critically acclaimed cartoonist of Clyde Fans and It's A Good Life comes a humorous graphic novel on the obsession of comic-book collecting.
Taking a break from the serialization of his saga "Clyde Fans" and the design of "The Complete Peanuts," critically acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator Seth creates a farcical world of the people whose passion lies in the need to own comic books and only in pristine, mint condition.
Meet Wimbledon Green, the self-proclaimed world's greatest comic-book collector who brokered the world's best comic-book deal in the history of collecting. Comic-book retailers, auctioneers, and conventioneers from around North America, as well as Green's collecting rivals, weigh in on the man and his vast collection of comic books. Are Green's intentions honorable? Does he truly love comics or is he driven by the need to conquer? Lastly, is he really even Wimbledon Green?
A charming and amusing caper where comic-book collecting is a world of intrigue and high finance. Part riotous chase, part whimsical character sketch, "Wimbledon Green "looks at the need to collect and the need to reinvent oneself.



About the Author
Seth was born in 1962 in a rural Ontario town. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario with five cats, a gigantic collection of vintage records, comic books, and 20th century Canadiana, and his very patient wife. He regularly contributes illustrations to" The New Yorker" and the" National Post" and recently provided the entire album artwork for Sony records singer-songwriter, Aimee Mann.
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