George Sprott 1894-1975 In his latest "bio" of a fictional 20th-century figure, Seth tackles Canadian talk-show host George Sprott . As with some of his previous subjects, like… George Sprott 1894-1975 In his latest "bio" of a fictional 20th-century figure, Seth tackles Canadian talk-show host George Sprott . As with some of his previous subjects, like… 2009-05-26 Comic Books/Graphic Novels Fiction Drawn & Quarterly
Book Review

George Sprott 1894-1975 (2009)

George Sprott 1894-1975 | George Sprott 1894-1975 by Seth
George Sprott 1894-1975 by Seth
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: May 26, 2009; Writer: Seth; Genres: Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Fiction; Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly

In his latest ''bio'' of a fictional 20th-century figure, Seth tackles Canadian talk-show host George Sprott. As with some of his previous subjects, like businessman Simon Matchcard and comics collector Wimbledon Green, it's hard to believe that Sprott never actually existed. Through a Citizen Kane-style mélange of interviews with those who knew him, the emerging portrait has the messiness of reality: an aloof blowhard and a philanderer, but a beloved uncle and man-about-town. Much of Sprott was serialized in The New York Times Magazine, but this enormous (14'' x 12'') book makes him feel larger than, well, life. A

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Originally posted Jul 07, 2009 Published in issue #1056 Jul 17, 2009 Order article reprints
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