Everything Together: Collected Stories

Everything Together Collected Stories Sammy Harkham is one of the most influential cartoonists and comics editors of his generation After a decade of work and groundbreaking anthologies Everything Together collects his short story comics

  • Title: Everything Together: Collected Stories
  • Author: Sammy Harkham
  • ISBN: 9780985159504
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sammy Harkham is one of the most influential cartoonists and comics editors of his generation After a decade of work and groundbreaking anthologies, Everything Together collects his short story comics, which condense vast amounts of emotion and information into nuanced cartoon narratives Harkham s classic style is both articulate and expedient At the center of the booSammy Harkham is one of the most influential cartoonists and comics editors of his generation After a decade of work and groundbreaking anthologies, Everything Together collects his short story comics, which condense vast amounts of emotion and information into nuanced cartoon narratives Harkham s classic style is both articulate and expedient At the center of the book are two vastly different tales Poor Sailor, a sea faring myth of a man gone to find wealth for his love and Somersaulting, a kind of fever dream of teenagers in love, wiling away the summer Alongside these stories are shorter comic strips tackling everything from Napoleon as a tortured artist to touching examinations of Jewish mysticism and life in a shtetl, to satires on contemporary university life Throughout these tales, Harkham maintains a light touch and emotive wit The works in this book confirm his place among the best storytellers of his generation.Sammy Harkham was born in Los Angeles in 1980, moving to Sydney, Australia, at the age of 14 He soon started making his own comics and a zine, Kramers Ergot, which has evolved into one of the most influential comics anthologies published today His comic strip Poor Sailor, originally published in Kramers Ergot 4, was subsequently included in Best American Nonrequired Reading of 2004 and has been published in French, Korean and Italian Kramers Ergot has been on numerous best of the year lists including the LA Weekly, Time, The New York Times, Dazed and Confused, The Comics Journal and Publishers Weekly In 2006 Harkham started the ongoing comic series, Crickets, and edited The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, and most recently the eighth volume of Kramers Ergot A partner in both the renowned bookstore Family, and the movie theater, Cinefamily, Harkham lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

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    533 thoughts on “Everything Together: Collected Stories”

    1. This is another book I've had for quite awhile, but I'm just now reading it. This is a collection of Harkham's shorter works originally published elsewhere.


    2. [A version of this review appeared, in German, in the Swiss comics journal STRAPAZIN.]A handful of cartoonists have had a bigger influence on the medium not as cartoonists, but as publishers or editors. While Denis Kitchen’s own comics work is confident and varied, his greatest impact has been via Kitchen Sink Press, publishing Underground giants like Robert Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Howard Cruse, and S. Clay Wilson, as well as re-introducing masters such as Will Elder, Harvey Kurtzman, and Will [...]


    3. The short story "Poor Sailor" is good, and shows that Sammy Harkham can plot and draw. The rest of the book is composed of mildly clever, razor thin anecdotes that make good conversational asides, but probably should have been left on the back of the napkin where they were most likely sketched and drunkenly considered brilliant.


    4. Great collection from Harkham. I had read a couple of these before, but seeing everything together (haha) was a real treat. The story "Poor Sailor" really makes it clear how much influence Harkham gets from Chester Brown. Not for everyone, but definitely worth a read for those interested in "literary" comics.


    5. A collection of visually striking and sometimes funny comics that are ultimately too restrained to have much lasting impact.


    6. Harkham's short bits are placed at the beginning and end of the book and the longer works are placed in the middle. This is a nice setup. But there are two problems with the short works: first, and maybe this is just a problem for readers with poor eyesight, but the drawings and type are so small that it's a strain to read. Second, the short stories seem to be written for the author and not the audience. Leaving the audience unclear as to the point. Maybe you have to be in his circle of close fr [...]


    7. Je l'ai trouvé un peu bizarre. Des histoires dedans sont fatiguant à lire, comme "Laisse Tomber/Give Up" qui a une thème des gens laisse tomber, mais c'est pas lisse, c'est presque au hazard et c'est platte. Je l'ai laisse tomber, ha. Aussi, j'ai trouvé l'histoire juif un peu platte et sans direction, si quand même ça avoir des petits blagues. De l'autre côté, "Poor Sailor", peut être parce-que c'est un adaptation de Maupassant, était un petit tragédie très bon, et un leçon importan [...]


    8. I'm fascinated by Harkham's storytelling abilities. His style is deceptively simple, yet encompasses a wide range of techniques, mixing low comedy, melodrama, intellectual speculation, well-researched history, and more, sometimes all in the same panel. I've read one or two of these pieces before, but having them all together under one cover gives a sense of the incredible range of which Harkham is capable.


    9. A fantastic collection that jumps between darkly funny and darkly, well, dark. Harkham loves to stack his panels in his shorter works, making pages that look like old Gasoline Alley strips, while his longer pieces are much sparser, establishing mood and feeling quite effectively. Poor Sailor is probably the highlight of the collection, though it's all strong.


    10. Harkham collection story are witty, there fun to read and a real good short comic to read. My favourite stories is Elisha and Poor Sailor. There the short story that stood out the most to me. What I also like about this book is the illustration style of it simply yet powerful stories.


    11. Nice to see Harkham's work finally collected into a single volume. The book is stellar. "Poor Sailor" and "Somersaulting" are lyrical, considered and well-paced.


    12. There were certain stories in this collection that gave me the feels. I look forward to watching this artist grow.



    13. It was really enjoyable to see all the collected works at once.Big fan of Harkham and it was nice to revist Poor Sailor.


    14. A surprisingly good read. This book collects (almost every single one of) Sammy Harkham's stories and explores the human experience with a simplicity of drawing and a complexity of emotions.


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