Amazing Facts and Beyond (Hardcover)

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Ignatz award Nomination for Outstanding Collection

Leon Beyond--part John Hodgman, part out-of-date school textbook--is the know-it-all, relentless-fact-baking brain child of cartoonists Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch. Leon's knowledge was catalogued weekly in the St. Louis Riverfront Times. Amazing Facts and Beyond collects the comic-strip's best and most outrageous moments. Discover the world of optilusors, Robert Skur, dance notation and grooved disc jellyfish. Learn new words and concepts: winkaton or optogenerian. Mark your extreme calendar before you travel to the pancake and eggs nebula. Meticulously un-researched and full of dubious knowledge, Amazing Facts and Beyond is the modern successor to Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Featuring guest contributions by Ted May, and others.

About the Author

Kevin Huizenga (HIGH zing guh) grew up in a suburb of Chicago, South Holland, which is a small town of Dutch immigrants. He is the son of an accountant and a nurse. In high school he started reading minicomics and quit playing baseball. He attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he started drawing the influential mini-comic Supermonster. Huizenga moved to St. Louis where he drew the comic book series Or Else as well as the strip Leon Beyond with Dan Zettwoch. Eventually, he also created his series Ganges. Huizenga taught in the Comic Art program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from 2015-2019. His graphic novels include The River at Night, Curses, The Wild Kingdom, and Gloriana. His work has been translated into six languages, including Dutch; he won five Ignatz awards and been nominated for Harvey and Eisner awards. Dan Zettwoch is a cartoonist, information designer and printmaker in St. Louis. He earned his BFA in visual communications with an emphasis in illustration from Washington University, where he teaches in the Sam Fox School's MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture program.In addition to many self-published zines and handcrafted mini-comics, his books include BIRDSEYE BRISTOE (Drawn & Quarterly), AMAZING FACTS & BEYOND (Uncivilized Books), and Science Comics: CARS: ENGINES THAT MOVE YOU (First Second). His goofball illustrations and jam-packed diagrams have also been seen in the Missouri History Museum, the State Capitol Museum, and in homemade screenprints commemorating local birds, baseball, and strange foods.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780984681464
ISBN-10: 0984681469
Publisher: Uncivilized Books
Publication Date: August 13th, 2013
Pages: 200
Language: English