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Author:
Gahan Wilson
ISBN13:
978-0312865740
ISBN:
0312865740
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Tor Books; 1st edition (October 15, 1998)
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Table of Contents The Cleft and Other Odd Tales The Cleft Phyllis Leavings spot Sea Gulls The Casino Mirago The Frog Prince The . The Power of the Mandarin. The Cleft and Other Odd Tales.

Table of Contents The Cleft and Other Odd Tales The Cleft Phyllis Leavings spot Sea Gulls The Casino Mirago The Frog Prince The Manuscript of Dr. Arness Hansel. Most people know Gahan Wilson primarily as the sharp-witted, often macabre cartoonist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker; The National Lampoon, Playboy, and other magazines. Wilson is also a talented writer whose sharp-witted, often macabre fiction has graced the pages of Playboy, Omni, and the original Dangerous Visions.

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Start by marking The Cleft and Other Odd Tales as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. - The Cleft: Phyllis: Leavings: (untitled): Sea Gulls: The Casino Mirago: The Frog Prince: The Manuscript of Dr. Arness: Hansel and Grettel: The Sea Was Wet as Wet Could Be

Gahan Wilson is one of the masters of macabre cartooning, ranked with Charles Addams, Edward Gorey, and . His most recent cartoon collection is Gahan Wilson's Even Weirder. His latest CD-ROM is Gahan Wilson's The Ultimate Haunted House

Gahan Wilson is one of the masters of macabre cartooning, ranked with Charles Addams, Edward Gorey, and Gary Larson. He is also a masterful storyteller. From the horror of "blot" to the gentle unease of "Campfire Story," from the classic oral-horror style of "The Marble Boy" to the science fiction scares of "It Twineth Round Thee in Thy Joy," the collection in The Cleft and Other Odd Tales shows Wilson at his very best. His latest CD-ROM is Gahan Wilson's The Ultimate Haunted House. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Gahan Wilson is one of the masters of macabre cartooning, ranked with Charles Addams, Edward Gorey, and Gary Larson. Gahan Wilson has won two World Fantasy Awards and the Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement.

These tales and the twenty-two others that fill out this collection are entertaining and unnerving. The Cleft and Other Odd Tales contains more than two dozen original Gahan Wilson illustrations.

In 2009, Fantagraphics Books released Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons, a slipcased, three-volume collection of Wilson's cartoons and . The Cleft and Other Odd Tales (1998) (stories and illustrations by Gahan Wilson). Gravediggers' Party (2002). Monster Party (2003).

In 2009, Fantagraphics Books released Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons, a slipcased, three-volume collection of Wilson's cartoons and short stories for that magazine. A collection of his work, Fifty Years of Gahan Wilson, was published in 2010. In 2005, Wilson was recognized with a lifetime achievement award from the World Fantasy Awards. He received the World Fantasy Convention Award (in the form of the bust of H. P. Lovecraft that he had designed as the award trophy in 1975) in 1981.

The Cleft, and Other Odd Tales. The celebrated cartoonist/comic novelist Gahan Wilson presents a thundering and uproarious adventure-with literature's nastiest bad guys and most heroic good guys battling to death in today's New York. When the Professor (the fiendishly brilliant British Napoleon of Crime), the Mandarin (the cruelly diabolical Chinese mastermind), and Spectrobert (the blackheartedly crafty French rogue) meet in the Dungeon of Horror at Madame Grimmaud's Wax Museum it leads to the police department being baffled, the FBI bewildered, and the CIA being entirely up a tree.

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Gahan Wilson is one of the masters of macabre cartooning, ranked with Charles Addams, Edward Gorey, and Gary Larson. Books related to The Cleft and Other Odd Tales. Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Twenty-four fantasy and horror stories include "Campfire Story," "The Marble Boy," and "It Twineth Round Thee in Thy Joy"
  • This collection is a mixed bag in every possible sense: from the quality of stories, their length, to their tone and themes. This is to be expected, as Wilson is first and foremost a cartoonist, and as a writer of weird and macabre fiction he is anything but prolific. This is a good thing in a way, as one can never know what the next story will be: "Sea Gulls" is a darkly humorous piece that feels almost like an episode of "Tales from the Crypt"; stories like "Mister Ice Cold" and "Yesterday's Witch" are positively Bradbury-like; others, like “The Marble Boy” and "Campfire Story” are genuinely frightening; and for some, like "The Sea Was Wet as Wet Could Be", "odd" is only apt description.... All in all, this is as eclectic as single author collections get!
    Some pieces were duds, but most stories range from good to downright excellent. Every single story in this collection is also accompanied by unique illustration in author's instantly recognizable style.

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  • I really wanted to love this book, as I'm a fan of Wilson's illustrations and stories in the old 70s National Lampoon Magazines. Although the stories are well written, and mildly fun and whimsical, they are also, unfortunately, extremely dated and pretty predictable for the most part. I'm sure these stories were a lot less so when originally published 40 to 20 years ago, but horror is a genre that builds upon itself, and these stories just come across as far too transparent. Many a time I came up with a better version of the ending than what was finally divulged, and that's never good. Still, if you are already a fan of Wilson, I would mildly recommend the book.

  • This collection features nearly four decades of the cartoonist's short fiction, culled from sources as diverse as Playboy magazine, the ground breaking Dangerous Visions anthology, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Omni magazine. As stated in the publicity materials, "Sometimes amusing, sometimes frightening, Wilson's short fiction is as eclectic as his cartooning." Like those cartoons, Wilson's stories are macabre, dark, and humorous, strange little forays into the weird and bizarre. My personal favorite was Wilson's tribute to Sax Rohmer and Fu Manchu, "The Power of the Mandarin," an engaging examination of the tension between authors and their creations.

  • Wilson is an absolute master of the weird tale, and a writer whose prose is a pleasure in itself. How can you resist an opening sentence like this one from "The Casino Mirago": "At the end of a very long chain of many things gone most astonishingly wrong I found myself booked out of season under an assumed name in the grandest suite of a Hotel Splendide located on the coast of Portugal."?

  • I've always liked Gahan Wilson's cartoon collections... They're easily on par with those of the late Charles Adams. This collection of short stories is right on the mark. Sometimes jarring, sometimes thought-provoking, always entertaining. I strongly recommend "The Cleft and Other Odd Tales."