The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski

The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski

The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski


Alternate name:
The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski 2020


Noah Van Sciver

Slice of Life


Collects all three volumes of the Eisner Award-nominated graphic novels series, which skewers a self-important male literary poser. Living in a beat-up motel and consorting with the downtrodden as well as the mid-level literati, Fante Bukowski must overcome great obstacles ― a love interest turned rival, ghostwriting a teen celebritys memoirs, no actual talent ― to gain the respect and adoration from critics and, more importantly, his father. Van Sciver has created a scathing, hilarious, and empathetic character study of a self-styled author determined that hes just one more poem (or drink) away from success. The book includes a foreward by novelist Ryan Boudinot (Blueprints of the Afterlife), a facsimile reproduction of Bukowskis literary debut, 6 Poems (thought lost to time in the wake of a motel fire that destroyed the entire original print run), a Works Cited section, and a selection of visual tributes by over two dozen cartoonists including Nina Bunjevac, Simon Hanselmann, Jesse Jacobs, Ed Piskor, Leslie Stein, and others.