Ferociously Close to Home

Ferociously Close to Home : A Close to Home Collection

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Ferociously Close to Home delivers McPherson's trademark take on the absurdities of everyday life. To say that his solutions to these perplexing situations is 'out there' is an understatement. Consider Gina, who decides a branding iron will be the ideal memory aid for her birthday date-challenged husband. And poor Lanny, whose treadmill session is interrupted when he inadvertently triggers the health club's offensive odor alarm. McPherson has long walked the line between grotesque and goofy. But somehow, his figures with big noses and bulging eyes connect with readers with a surefire magnetic precision. Whether it's health care or parenting, dating or car repairs, Close to Home delivers McPherson's warped world without fail.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 202.7 x 203.2 x 11.4mm | 254.02g
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0740738127
  • 9780740738128

About MR John McPherson

John McPherson hails from Painted Post, New York. He holds mechanical engineering and English degrees from Bucknell University and began drawing "Close to Home" in 1992. He currently resides in upstate New York with his two sons. Online: www.gocomics.com/closetohome/ Eric Zweig and Dan Diamond are considered to be hockey's top information source in North America. They coedited "Total Hockey: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Hockey League" and the "2000-2001 National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book."show more

Review quote

"Readers can open the pages of the Washington Post, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, and Boston Globe and chuckle at a familiar situation--from shoveling snow to donating blood--that's gone askew."show more

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2 9% (1)
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