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About Landis Blair
Landis Blair is an American illustrator and author known for his crosshatched pen and ink drawings and dark sense of humor. His most notable work is "The Envious Siblings and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes," but he has also illustrated the prize-winning graphic novel "The Hunting Accident" and the New York Times bestseller "From Here to Eternity," and has published illustrations in the New York Times, Chicago magazine, and Medium. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Andi Linden.
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“Doughty chronicles [death] practices with tenderheartedness, a technician’s fascination, and an unsentimental respect for grief.” —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker
Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world’s funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her account questions the rituals of the American funeral industry—especially chemical embalming—and suggests that the most effective traditions are those that allow mourners to personally attend to the body of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by artist Landis Blair, From Here to Eternity is an adventure into the morbid unknown, a fascinating tour through the unique ways people everywhere confront mortality.
The amazing true story of Matt Rizzo, an uneducated blind criminal who received a classical education in prison from his cellmate, Nathan Leopold Jr., of the infamous Leopold and Loeb duo.
It was a hunting accident—that much Charlie is sure of. That's how his father, Matt Rizzo—a gentle intellectual who writes epic poems in Braille—had lost his vision. It’s not until Charlie’s troubled teenage years, when he’s facing time for his petty crimes, that he learns the truth.
Matt Rizzo was blinded by a shotgun blast to the face—but it was while participating in an armed robbery.
Newly blind and without hope, Matt began his bleak new life at Stateville Prison. But in this unlikely place, Matt's life and very soul were saved by one of America's most notorious killers: Nathan Leopold Jr., of the infamous Leopold and Loeb.
From David L. Carlson and Landis Blair comes the unbelievable true story of a father, a son, and remarkable journey from despair to enlightenment.
Eight gleefully macabre rhyming vignettes by an award-winning comics artist, as delightful as they are deadly.
Inspired by the dark imagination of Edward Gorey, Envious Siblings is a twisted and hauntingly funny debut. Comics artist Landis Blair interweaves absurdist horror and humor into brief, rhyming vignettes at once transgressive and hilarious. In Blair’s surreal universe, a lost child watches as bewhiskered monsters gobble up her fellow train passengers; a band of kids merrily plays a gut-churning game with playground toys; and two sisters, grinning madly, tear each other apart. These charmingly perverse creations take ordinary settings—a living room, a subway car, a playground—and spin them in a nightmarish direction.
Envious Siblings heralds a brilliant new cartooning talent, and will captivate readers who have thrilled to the lurid fantasies of Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake, Charles Addams, Shel Silverstein, and Tim Burton.
La seule prison est celle de ton esprit.
Chicago, 1959. Charlie Rizzo, qui vient de perdre sa mère, doit emménager avec son père aveugle. Pour le jeune garçon, l'histoire est limpide : Matt Rizzo a perdu la vue à la suite d'un accident de chasse, comme il le lui a toujours raconté. Mais le jour où un policier sonne à leur porte, Matt choisit de révéler à son fils la partie immergée de son passé, et la véritable raison de sa cécité : un vol à main armé qu'il a commis des années plus tôt, alors qu'il fréquentait la mafia de Chicago...
Roman graphique en noir et blanc à la puissance expressive sans pareille, tiré de faits réels,
L'Accident de chasse est une ode bouleversante à la rédemption et aux pouvoirs sans limites de la littérature.