Descripción del producto
Surrealism meets Hollywood meets film history in this graphic novel, which turns an unproduced script by Salvador Dali into a fantastic comedy starring Groucho, Chico, and Harpo Marx.
Grab some popcorn and take a seat...The curtain is about to rise on a film like no other! But first, the real-life backstory: Giraffes on Horseback Salad
was a Marx Brothers film written by modern art icon Salvador Dali, who’d befriended Harpo. Rejected by MGM, the script was thought lost forever. But author Josh Frank found it, and with comedian Tim Heidecker and Spanish comics creator Manuela Pertega, he’s re-created the film as a graphic novel in all its gorgeous full-color, cinematic, surreal glory. In the story, a businessman named Jimmy (played by Harpo) is drawn to the mysterious Surrealist Woman, whose very presence changes humdrum reality into Dali-esque fantasy. With the help of Groucho and Chico, Jimmy seeks to join her fantastical world—but forces of normalcy threaten to end their romance. Includes new Marx Brothers songs and antics, plus the real-world story behind the historic collaboration.
Biografía del autor
Josh Frank is a writer, producer, director and composer who s worked with some of the most interesting and innovative musicians, filmmakers, producers and artists in the world, including David Lynch, Harold Ramis, and Werner Herzog. He is the author of Fool The World: The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies; In Heaven Everything Is Fine and, in collaboration with Black Francis and Steven Appleby, the illustrated novel The Good Inn. In his spare time, he built, owns, and operates the Blue Starlite Mini-Urban Drive-In Movie Theatre in Austin, Texas, the first Mini Urban Drive-in movie theater in the world. Tim Heidecker is an award-winning comedian, writer, director, actor and musician. He is one half of the comedy team of Tim and Eric, with Eric Wareheim, known for the television shows Tom Goes to the Mayor, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, the film Tim and Eric s Billion Dollar Movie, and the popular book Tim and Eric s Zone Theory. Manuela Pertega was born in Badalona, Spain, a short distance from Figueras, birthplace of Salvador Dali. Growing up, she spent much time in Granada, home town Garcia Lorca, famed poet and close friend of Dali. Influenced by both great artists, she started creating her own stories and drawings at a young age. Manuela graduated from the University of Barcelona with a specialization in drawing and restoration/conservation. Her comics and illustrations have appeared in several small publications such as Fanzine Hey, and she s done scientific illustration for the National Encyclopedia of Health of Spain. Manuela teaches art at Badalona VII, a public art institute, and at La Taca, an art school in Montcada, Spain.