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Biblioasis Fall 2016

Diary of Mr. Poynter, The
A Ghost Story for Christmas
By (author): M.R. James Illustrated by: Seth
M.R. James ,

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Paperback , Trade
Oct 18, 2016
$8.95 CAD


6in x 4 x 0.25 in | 60 gr

Page Count:

84 pages

While engrossed in an account of the death of a student obsessed with his own hair, a man leans down to absently pet his dog—oblivious of the true nature of the creature crouching beside him. This classic ghost story by M.R. James is a spooky holiday delight.

Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic book seriesPalookaville, which started in the stone-age as a pamphlet and is now a semi-annual hardcover. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeneys Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker. He is also Lemony Snicket's partner for the new Young Readers series, All the Wrong Questions, and has illustrated and designed a new, deluxe edition of Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. He is the designer for several classic comics reprint series, notably collections of work by Charles Schulz, John Stanley, and Doug Wright.

Praise for Christmas Ghost Stories

"These are beautiful little books ... [My family's] been reading them at home, and we've actually put them away so we can re-read them on Christmas Eve."—Matt Galloway, CBC'S Metro Morning

"For Seth, this is really a labour of love."—Peter Robb, Ottawa Citizen

"The two classic Christmas ghost stories that Seth and Biblioasis fashioned last year were a huge success for us. Nifty packaging, striking design—so Seth."—Ben McNally, Ben McNally Books, Toronto, ON

"Seth's Christmas Ghost Stories series resurrects the legacy of fireside tales at Christmas with these beautifully illustrated editions."—John Toews, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Winnipeg, MB

Praise for Seth

"[Seth's work is like a] beautifully designed artifact out of time."—The New York Times

"Writer and artist Seth has been an A-list talent in the literary comic book marketplace for a decade."—Bookslut

"One of the most acclaimed cartoonists of this era."—Noel Murray, The A.V. Club

"Seth keeps sliding and eliding our feel for the past—which in turn challenges our perspective on the present."—The Washington Post

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