Divs and Defects.On buses, at launderettes and cruising Matalan. They are everywhere. Discos, alehouses, gigs, record shops and sitting on the wall at the bottom of your street.You havent seen them for ages. You are thankful for this. But still theyMoreDivs and Defects.On buses, at launderettes and cruising Matalan. They are everywhere. Discos, alehouses, gigs, record shops and sitting on the wall at the bottom of your street.You havent seen them for ages.
You are thankful for this. But still they want to come over and talk at you about absolutely nothing. Youer too polite to be honest, so you endure this candy floss coated pickaxe embedding itself into your valuable time. They talk until its your turn, then they shut down non-essential neural functions until youve finished.I Must Rise Above Divs and Defects is a graphic novel collecting a dozen short stories about social awkwardness, half-forgotten acquaintances and unwanted situations, written and drawn by comic book artist Paul Stapleton.REVIEWS:Ever since a couple months ago when we got this book, Ive been wondering how I can describe it.
Sarcastic. Dry. Incredibly funny. Lots of cute comics of people with huge round heads and no necks. All of those work, but since I love it so much, and I want everyone else to love it so much, I just didnt think short phrases would do it.
So you get this rambling gibberish all about this amazingly good book. If youre a fan of dry, witty, British humor, cute comics about all the ridiculous and annoying people we all have to deal with on a daily basis, then youll love this. Easily my favorite book that weve got this year, very highlyrecommended. Oh, and for anyone who wasnt quite sure, a div was defined as a useless lump of spazziness.- Zach, MicrocosmHis landscape is populated with folk too busy watching paint dry to meet you for a drink, desperate to avoid a jam with a clueless, over-eager bandmate, wrestling with that age-old, stay-in-cosy-bed vs.
endure-ridicule-at-work dilemma. Just what DO you say when your dog courts that of a fancied stranger? And how to deflate a crusading, cooler-than-thou vinyl obscurantist? Spot on at mimicking teens self-conscious argot, and the recognisable locations winningly anchor this book in its town of origin. Brightonof course- The Insight (book of the month)Paul aka Pog is another Brightonian muso from the legendary Anal Beard and his Bod-like people with trademark big round heads and minimalist faces are regularly seen in variouslocal newspapers and zines.
Divs is a compendium of happenings, some real, some imagined and shuns a society where the goal is to have as many friends as possible tofeed your ego, even if you dont actually like them and they have no interest in you whatsoever. The despicably funny characters include stupid girls who bitch loudly on buses, half arsed DIY promoter (the band plays an unadvertised, empty gig then spendthe night squashed into a cupboard with his records).
The sketches take place in great Brighton locations such as my favourite old beardy pub The Evening Star, the infamousDK Rosen mens suit shop (of suits you fame) and The Pavilion Gardens. Its all hilarious and full of scathingly sarcastic wit.- Return Of Monkeys In The Sun