Abandoned Cars (Hardcover)

By Tim Lane

Fantagraphics Books, 9781560979180, 163pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

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Paperback (5/25/2010)

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Description

Graphic shorts in a JimThompson vein.
"Abandoned Cars" is Tim Lane's first collection of graphic short stories, noir-ish narratives that are united by their exploration of the great American mythological drama by way of the desperate and haunted characters that populate its pages. Lane's characters exist on the margins of society--alienated, floating in the void between hope and despair, confused but introspective. Some of them are experiencing the aftermath of an existential car crash--those surreal moments after a car accident, when time slows down and you're trying to determine what just happened and how badly you're hurt. Others have gone off the deep end, or were never anywhere but the deep end. Some are ridiculous, others dignified in their efforts to struggle to make sense of, and cope with, the absurdities, outrages, ghosts, and poisons in their lives.