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by Gabriel Soria,Warren Pleece,Jessica Abel

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  • ISBN 0312642911
  • ISBN13 978-0312642914
  • Language English
  • Author Gabriel Soria,Warren Pleece,Jessica Abel
  • Publisher Square Fish (September 28, 2010)
  • Pages 208
  • Formats txt mbr docx doc
  • Category Comics and Funnies
  • Subcategory Graphic Novels
  • Size ePub 1605 kb
  • Size Fb2 1758 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 696

I’m psyched. I’m totally psyched. I’m not a loser.Who the hell am I kidding?Life sucks for Dave Miller—he’s broke, girlfriendless, and stuck in a dead-end job. Life sucks harder because his job is night manager at the Last Stop, LA’s finest vampire-owned 24-hour convenience store. Dave’s facing an eternity of turning the hot dogs and installing pork cracklins displays for Radu, his crappy boss and Vampire Master. It’s bad enough that Dave is clinging to his days as a vegetarian by refusing to feed off of humans, leaving him weak as a kitten and so not capable of superhuman feats of strength. But when he finds himself competing with psychotic surfer-vamp Wes for the affections of Rosa, a beautiful mortal with a romantic fixation on the dark side, life is about as sucky as it can possibly get.

Ships from and sold by Prominent Books. On this book she has paired with Brooklyn writer Gabe Soria. Together the two give Life Sucks just the right amounts of mindless drudgery and crazy fantasy.

Ships from and sold by Prominent Books. Equating low-paying awful jobs with vampirism and managerial schlock is a pretty good idea.

Life Sucks was written by Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria, with art by Warren Pleece. Jessica Abel is one of the foremost female comics creators in the industry

Life Sucks was written by Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria, with art by Warren Pleece. Jessica Abel is one of the foremost female comics creators in the industry. She and her husband teach courses on creating comics at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and have co-written the textbook based on their classes, "Drawing Words and Writing Pictures," also out this season from First Second. Gabe Soria is a Brooklyn-based music journalist and has written "Batman Adventures.

By (author) ILT Warren Pleece Gabriel Soria Jessica Abel. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window). Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

That’s the premise of Life Sucks, the graphic novel from Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria and Warren Pleece

That’s the premise of Life Sucks, the graphic novel from Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria and Warren Pleece. That tug from the past that’s keeping the kids in line? Vampirism. As presented in Life Sucks, vampires have not remained, stuck in some Transylvanian time warp infested with candelabras for their lighting while they seduce women - rather, they sit in basements under fluorescent lighting, grumbling and playing poker like any other person passing their time. Or they hold jobs in convenience stores that they hate - and when they feel like they have no future, they’re stricken by the realization that future means an eternity.

Jessica Abel (born 1969) is an American comic book writer and artist, known as the creator of such works as Life Sucks, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, Soundtrack, La Perdida, Mirror, Window, Radio: An Illustrated Guide (with collaborator Ira . .

Jessica Abel (born 1969) is an American comic book writer and artist, known as the creator of such works as Life Sucks, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, Soundtrack, La Perdida, Mirror, Window, Radio: An Illustrated Guide (with collaborator Ira Glass), and the omnibus series Artbabe. Abel was born in 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in the Chicago metropolitan area. She graduated from Evanston Township High School

In Life Sucks, writers Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria present an inventive take on the established vampire mythos we've become accustomed to via popular culture

Life sucks for Dave Marshall. In Life Sucks, writers Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria present an inventive take on the established vampire mythos we've become accustomed to via popular culture. This story takes the vampires out of the world of Anne Rice and transposes them into the world of Clerks.

AbeBooks Warren Pleece is a British comics artist who has worked on numerous projects, including The Invisibles and Hellblazer.

Warren Pleece is a British comics artist who has worked on numerous projects, including The Invisibles and Hellblazer. From Publishers Weekly: Dave is a poor vampire, working the night shift at the 24-hour convenience store run by his vampire master, Lord Radu Arisztidescu, who thinks Dave is pretty much a wuss as a bloodsucker. Soundtrack: Short Stories 1989-1996.

Writers Jessica Abel ("La Perdida") and Gabe Soria de-romanticize the vampire genre by.

Writers Jessica Abel ("La Perdida") and Gabe Soria de-romanticize the vampire genre by sticking the mostly apathetic Dave in the night shift in a Los Angeles convenience store. Pleece's idiosyncratic style gives "Life Sucks" a modern, realistic feel while combining the necessary B-movie vampire elements. In the midst of many in-progress projects, Warren Pleece found the time to speak with CBR News about "Incognegro" and "Life Sucks," as well as the other work he's presently tackling

Talk about Life Sucks


Delari
I'm a fan of Jessica Abel's other work, particularly "La Perdida" which I think has a lot of soul and really captures something essential about the main character. Unfortunately this tale of an underachiever vampire doesn't come close. Not sure exactly what happened, maybe the idea sounded good at the outline stage but by the end this comic doesn't exactly know what it wants to be. A kind of vampire soap opera maybe? Anyway, if you're an Abel fan then please do get it and support her work, otherwise start with some of her other work.
Cordabor
Funny, unique in the sense that it completely un-glamorizes vampires. The main character is one of a few vampires who were "recruited" (bitten during what they thought was normal interviews) into vampiredom only to serve as clerks at 711 type shops for the older vampires. Relatable to young people in terms of awkwardness, working menial jobs, and trying to find honest ways to be with a person they like. Artwork was not fancy but good and vivid. My only complaint is that the main character's love interest is kind of airheaded.
Amerikan_Volga
Cute story, some what graphic. Classic story of a misfit young adult with a crush, has the added appeal of vampires. A more down to earth look at realistic vampires.
Vuzahn
I found this book interesting.
Zinnthi
Hilarious and true-to-life.
Uthergo
It was an interesting look into the life of vampires who aren't rich, but everyday folks trying to make ends meet.
Uriel
It's Blair Witch Project bad. Was really glad it ended. Thoroughly annoyed we own it.
Life sucks is the anti-vampire romance story. It takes the whole 'glamorous' side of the mythology and turns it on its head - creating real, grounded, and frustrated characters living mundane immortality.

Dave is a night shift clerk at a convenience store. He's also a vampire - turned by the owner when Dave applied for a position. Now, stuck in a boring job, he finds himself fascinated by a goth girl who herself is fascinated by vampires. Does Dave tell her the truth to try to win her over?

I found this completely fascinating. Our hero is best described as a dork, the other vampires are selfish, petty, or self serving despite their immortality and powers, and the customers at the convenience store are quirky in a quite believable way. The goth girls/guys are shown to be shallow and more interested in playacting than any real drama. And the vampire lords play cards in an old basement with a trophy fish on the wall.

The vampire angle is really a red herring here. This is a story about appearances, honesty, and finding your way in life. As such, it is a compelling read full of intricate plot points. It's also a thick book and there is a lot here to digest.