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Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496815118

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.001.0001

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Seth’s It’s a Good Life, if you Don’t Weaken as Anti-Nostalgia

Seth’s It’s a Good Life, if you Don’t Weaken as Anti-Nostalgia

(p.150) 10 Seth’s It’s a Good Life, if you Don’t Weaken as Anti-Nostalgia
The Canadian Alternative
Dominick Grace
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter challenges the general, reductive assumption that graphic novelist Seth’s work is dominated by a nostalgic impulse. Offering a close reading of It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken, the chapter demonstrates that though the protagonist/narrator is deeply nostalgic, the narrative itself critiques and undermines this version of “Seth”; Seth the graphic novelist critiques the overly nostalgic impulses of this eponymic persona in the graphic novel.

Keywords:   Alternative comics, Autobiography, Nostalgia, Self-reflexivity, Seth

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