George Sprott First serialized in The New York Times Magazine Funny Pages The celebrated cartoonist and New Yorker illustrator Seth weaves the fictional tale of George Sprott the host of a long running television

  • Title: George Sprott, 1894-1975
  • Author: Seth
  • ISBN: 9781897299517
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Hardcover
  • First serialized in The New York Times Magazine Funny Pages The celebrated cartoonist and New Yorker illustrator Seth weaves the fictional tale of George Sprott, the host of a long running television program The events forming the patchwork of George s life are pieced together from the tenuous memories of several informants, who often have contradictory impressions HisFirst serialized in The New York Times Magazine Funny Pages The celebrated cartoonist and New Yorker illustrator Seth weaves the fictional tale of George Sprott, the host of a long running television program The events forming the patchwork of George s life are pieced together from the tenuous memories of several informants, who often have contradictory impressions His estranged daughter describes the man as an unforgivable lout, whereas his niece remembers him fondly His former assistant recalls a trip to the Arctic during which George abandoned him for two months, while George himself remembers that trip as the time he began writing letters to a former love, from whom he never received replies.Invoking a sense of both memory and its loss, George Sprott is heavy with the charming, melancholic nostalgia that distinguishes Seth s work Characters lamenting societal progression in general share the pages with images of antiquated objects proof of events and individuals rarely documented and barely remembered Likewise, George s own opinions are embedded with regret and a sense of the injustice of aging in this bleak reminder of the inevitable slipping away of lives, along with the fading culture of their days.

    George Sprott, by Seth Jan , George Sprott, The celebrated cartoonist and New Yorker illustrator Seth weaves the fictional tale of George Sprott, the host of a long running television program The events forming the patchwork of George s life are pieced together from the tenuous memories of several informants, who often have contradictory impressions. George Sprott Seth Jul , George Sprott Seth on FREE shipping on qualifying offers First serialized in The New York Times Magazine Funny Pages The celebrated cartoonist and New Yorker illustrator Seth weaves the fictional tale of George Sprott George Sprott George Sprott is a graphic novel by Canadian cartoonist Seth, published in The story tells of George Sprott, a vain and selfish year old retired television personality who reflects on his life, and whose life is recalled by those around him after his death. George Sprott by Seth Drawn Quarterly George Sprott is a story about time, identity, loss, and the pervasiveness of memory Though ultimately this is the story of a man s death, Seth leavens it with humor, restraint, and a light touch Though ultimately this is the story of a man s death, Seth leavens it with humor, restraint, and a light touch. George Sprott oregonlive When we are introduced to Sprott in , he is only hours removed from the heart attack that will kill him, attended by the niece, Daisy, who is the last person alive still under the illusion Customer reviews George Sprott Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for George Sprott at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. George Sprott , by Seth The Globe and Mail Aug , George Sprott , by Seth In his unsparing eyes, Sprott s precious mementos like a childhood stuffed bear and a heartfelt birthday card are no different than the discarded Flexi Truss girdle and congealed cup of coffee nearby all merely the detritus of a life lived and soon to be forgotten.

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    About “Seth

    1. Seth says:

      Seth is the pen name of Gregory Gallant Seth is the cartoonist behind the painfully infrequent comic book series PALOOKAVILLE His novels, which have been translated into 8 languages, include IT S A GOOD LIFE IF YOU DON T WEAKEN, WIMBLEDON GREEN, CLYDE FANS BOOK ONE, and the illustrated memoir of his father, BANNOCK, BEANS AND BLACK TEA.As a book designer, Seth has worked on a variety of projects including the recent Penguin Classics reedition of THE PORTABLE DOROTHY PARKER He is the designer of the 25 volume series THE COMPLETE PEANUTS and the upcoming two volume series on Canadian master cartoonist DOUG WRIGHT.As an illustrator, Seth has produced commercial works for virtually all of the major Canadian and American magazines His work frequently appears inside and on the cover of the New Yorker Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario with his wife and two cats and rarely leaves his basement.



    2 thoughts on “George Sprott, 1894-1975

    1. This book is really pretty, and it smells very nice. Yeah, so sometimes I sniff the books that I read, yeah it's a little weird, but with this book you can't help missing the smell, it's just so goddamn big that the smell hits you, it's a good smell of ink and paper though (some books don't smell nice, and I'm not talking about stinky mildew infested used ones, but some new books just smell like shit). And because the book is so fucking big reading it made me feel like a little kid sitting and r [...]

    2. So obviously Seth's artwork is very charming, and that's the main appeal of the book. The large size gives him a lot of room to work with and the variety of tones and layouts he uses really pay off. Seth is unquestionably a great cartoonist. He is not much of a writer. The entire concept of the work, looking at an old man in the hours leading up to his death while jumping to different points in his life and seeing that he's made a lot of mistakes and is maybe not such a great guy after all, is v [...]

    3. This book should be on the shelf (if you can find one high engough) of anyone who loves this art form. The opening two page spread - in my view one of the most remarkable in comics history- are the floating bodies and egg shaped heads of Sprott the old man about to die and Sprott the baby about to be born- united visually, as only comics can, through Seth's luscious curved drawing style. And this sets the tone for the book: an exploration of mortality, memory, loss, and guilt. That all sounds a [...]

    4. If I was to provide a succint description vis a vis an analogy to a piece of pop culture to describe this absolutely fantastic work- I would most certainly declare Seth's George Sprott to be the Citzen Kane of graphic novels. Nope, I'm not mincing my words. Not at all. While Orson Well's Kane represents the rise and fall of not soley the eponymous character himself- but more grandiosly- the rise and fall of the very American Dream itself- George Sprott aims somewhat lower (He's Canadian you know [...]

    5. Presented very much like Wimbledon Green. Lots of anecdotes and memories from different perspectives. I particularly enjoyed the fascination with the last three hours of George's life. Such mundane events seem meaningful only by retroactively analyzing them, and it's this morbid curiosity that we as humans naturally seem to have maybe because death is such an abstract part of life. I would have liked to see more of his first love Olive Mott's impact on George's life, and I would have liked to se [...]

    6. The book is oversized, and the story is reflective of Seth's other work, but oversized as well, on a larger scale and more explicitly delineating the themes that run through everything he does. This originally ran as a weekly comic in the New York Times Magazine, and each page can be read separately, but they form into a longer story. Interspersed are photos of the intricate cardboard constructions he made of the buildings that appear in the story. Filled with nostalgia, loneliness, shades of gr [...]

    7. I wanted to reread this in the midst of my email-based interview with Seth. He had mentioned that this was his favorite work -- I wasn't aware of this until he told me -- so I felt compelled to become familiar with it once again, so as to ask him more pointed questions about it. I do find George Sprott one of Seth's most moving stories. It had a big impact on me when I first read upon its release in 2009. Seth truly has to be one of THE most important creators today, at least for me.

    8. An interesting book that is like a "This Was Your Life" documentary. Some of the drawings are just staggeringly awesome, especially the collection of George's early life and how it was laid out. But sometimes the narrative becomes too elliptical and dreamlike (especially in the gatefold) with the slightly smug narrator and this takes away from the overall book. Plus the pervading sense of the inevitability of death and how temporary and fleeting our time is is more than a little depressing.

    9. I consider this book one of the best graphic novels I have read. It is beautifully written and drawn by "Seth", and the depth that it has exploring the life and death of a fictional Arctic explorer and an on-air Canadian tv personality is amazing. I loved it.

    10. As a person who really responds to narrative and structure, the way that Seth gives us the story of his protagonist, George Sprott, is the big seller here. Told through multiple perspectives, bouncing back and forth in time, and taking advantage of Seth's deceptively simple drawing style and the large format of the book, this narrative comes at its topic at an angle, but ends up capturing the man perfectly. Sprott was an at-loose-ends editor of a boys magazine turned gentleman arctic explorer, w [...]

    11. I really liked the fictitious biography of Canadian television host George Sprott. It was a fun read with a unreliable narrator and it was very reliable. Amazing writing and artwork by Seth.

    12. I think the conception of this is awesome. Having just read Building Stories by his close friend and mentor Chris Ware, I see a conversation across texts. Both are works that look to explode story representation, in various ways. We have this large book format from Seth (as with Ware and his box of variously formatted books and magazines and posters), as he tries to capture a mundane (not an exciting or famous or "important" life (as Ware does with his three women in Building Stories), just a no [...]

    13. Man alive, I love Seth but what was this?! "It's A Good Life If You Won't Weaken" was brilliant as was "Clyde Fans", while "Wimbledon Green" was a small masterwork. In fact it's from "Wimbledon Green" that he bases most of his new book "George Sprott" on (there's even one panel which I'm sure was in the endpapers of "Wimbledon Green" reproduced here). It's a similar fictional biography told in part by the subject, part by an omniscient narrator and part by people who knew him. Here's the story o [...]

    14. Man alive, I love Seth but what was this?! "It's A Good Life If You Won't Weaken" was brilliant as was "Clyde Fans", while "Wimbledon Green" was a small masterwork. In fact it's from "Wimbledon Green" that he bases most of his new book "George Sprott" on (there's even one panel which I'm sure was in the endpapers of "Wimbledon Green" reproduced here). It's a similar fictional biography told in part by the subject, part by an omniscient narrator and part by people who knew him. Here's the story o [...]

    15. Man alive, I love Seth but what was this?! "It's A Good Life If You Won't Weaken" was brilliant as was "Clyde Fans", while "Wimbledon Green" was a small masterwork. In fact it's from "Wimbledon Green" that he bases most of his new book "George Sprott" on (there's even one panel which I'm sure was in the endpapers of "Wimbledon Green" reproduced here). It's a similar fictional biography told in part by the subject, part by an omniscient narrator and part by people who knew him. Here's the story o [...]

    16. Há duas edições de George Sprott: 1894-1975, uma em capa dura e outra de capa mole, as duas são em formato grande (pelo menos maior que o formato típico norte-americano), sendo a de capa dura maior (12x14 polegadas, aproximadamente, 30x35 cm). Isto pode parecer ser uma questão de pormenores mas este livro faz-se disso mesmo.George Sprott é uma celebridade de terceira categoria que apresenta um programa num canal regional, um talk-show onde entrevista o convidado do dia e revive glórias p [...]

    17. Tout le monde connait George Sprott, le célèbre aventurier-animateur de la télévision. Pendant plus de quarante ans, il a fait rêver petits et grands en leur racontant ses diverses expéditions dans le grand Nord. Au crépuscule de sa vie, voici un petit retour en arrière sur une existence bien remplie.Le passé et une fascination avouée pour des époques qu’il n’a pas - ou très peu - connues, ont toujours été au cœur des albums de Seth. George Sprott ne déroge pas à la règle. [...]

    18. This is the biggest book I have ever read. Literally. And Seth’s artwork laid out in this gigantic fashion with the pungent aroma of paper and ink wafting over you as you turn the gorgeous pages printed by Drawn and Quarterly is an absolute pleasurable experience. I picked up several of Seth’s books after having listened to The Virtual Memories podcast (chimeraobscura/vm/) interview with the artist.As I was reading I immediately recognized that I had actually read these before, and it wasn [...]

    19. George Sprott by Seth is a masterpiece in both comic form and in collected edition design.George Sprott is a mockumentry about the final days of renown Canadian Arctic Adventurer George Sprott. We see his final days as narrated by his niece Daisy as well as documentary style interviews with the people in his life and the people his life touched.Seth is a master cartoonist, using different grids and colours to show what is the here and now and what is an interview. Seth uses a monochromatic colou [...]

    20. This was simply amazing. It is hard to believe, but I feel like I witnessed a real man's life take place before my very eyes, and in a funny book no less. It's a book about a man who will die in the course of the book, the author/artist makes that clear early on. And death is everywhere in this piece. The idea of having a chubby 80 year old hosting a local TV show, being a world explorer, or giving regular orations on local facts as a career - all those things dead and gone too. Seth does his ma [...]

    21. [INCOMPLETE REVIEW]Where to place this book? Not within the pantheon of cartoonists that have come to push the art form to it's limits, which Seth has done here and continues to do. Rather I mean, literally, where can I place this book? This thin yet over-sized book is a collection of one-page "wonders", as I call them, that come together to form a cohesive fictional biography of a Canadian broadcasting legend whose life is defined by separation. George Sprott is separated not only from the read [...]

    22. Seth has been my favourite graphic artist ever since I saw his brilliant cover to Aimee Mann's Lost in Space album. I found something immediately so appealing about his style, which is moody, atmospheric, nostalgic-twinged Americana - but despite the nostalgia there is still a healthy cynicism which refuses to look back through rose-tinted glasses.This is apparent in George Sprott in which an unreliable narrator tells the life story of someone who was himself unreliable in the way that he told i [...]

    23. What an intriguing way to tell a story. I have to hand it to Seth, this was incredibly creative. This time Seth weaves a fictional narrative, again stippled with truths (eg. HMS Erebus from the Franklin Expedition), with an interesting non-linear format (we do jump around in time and yet we do so seamlessly). As the title suggests, it is the biography of George Sprott, a fictitious television personality from CKCK (clearly CHCH-TV, based in Hamilton ON)from a time prior to the Cable television i [...]

    24. I put a bunch of comics on hold at the library, and of course they all came in at once. But this book was so big it wouldn't fit in my backpack (I was on foot), so I had to drive back later that night to pick it up. True story. If I had to criticize this book, I would say it's a little bit too similar to his earlier book, Wimbledon Green, but Seth does such a good job here that I'm willing to overlook this. I love the way he draws, his timing and pacing is spot on, and the story hits all the rig [...]

    25. Wow. Up until now, I'd have said Seth was a cartoonist I admired and respected but whose work was not really my thing. George Sprott has changed that. What an impressive piece of work. George's life and death are narrated with a complexity and economy that are astounding. But it's not really a narrative as you might expect--it's non-linear, reflective (emerging from interviews and reminiscences with and from those who knew George), subjective, and highly self-reflexive. Page design is remarkable [...]

    26. I picked this up initially because I liked the art, and only noticed when I was about halfway into it that it was by the same person who'd done It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken -- which, similarly, I'd picked up initially because I'd liked the art, but which by several pages in didn't seem to be going anywhere, and which I gave up when a friend who'd read it informed me that it never did get around to going anywhere.This one being considerably shorter, I decided to press on to the end, but [...]

    27. Seth, why must you make it so hard for me to love you? The book is brilliant, heart-wrenching, and beautifully drawn. But it's overly designed. you almost lost yourself a purchase from one of your hugest fans (a guy who has considered naming his unborn child after you someday in fact) because of the design of the book. Why did it have to be so huge? yes it's gorgeous, but it would have been equally gorgeous at two-thirds its size, and then it could fit on a bookshelf. Plus $25? the book is 100 p [...]

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