Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville

Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville

by Ted Stearn


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Fuzz & Pluck: Splitsville tells the hilariously bizarre adventures of Pluck, an irritable and featherless rooster, and his best pal, the awkwardly unsocialized but lovable teddy bear known as Fuzz. These two usually inseparable and co-dependent misfits find themselves suddenly separated and alone. Pluck vows to establish his place in the world's pecking order by becoming a champion gladiator, while the more demure Fuzz finds himself a POW in a stuffed animal collection, only to escape and befriend a mercurial ferryman who recruits him for an impossible task. These absurdities pile on and eventually converge in a fatal collision course that reunites our heroes.

Fuzz & Pluck is an odd, and unusually original graphic novel, a "funny animal" comic that is surprisingly human. Rich with pathos, wit, farce, existentialism and drama, often cruel, always funny, this superficially ridiculous struggle for survival is an Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups that reaches absurdly delightful heights. As Simpsons creator Matt Groening says, "This epic tale of a hapless li'l bear and his defeathered friend is why I love comics. All hail the peculiar Fuzz & Pluck and their creator, Ted Stearn!"

Ted Stearn is longtime storyboard artist for animation. Fuzz & Pluck is the author's most personal work, showcasing his vivid imagination and meticulous draughtsmanship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560979760
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 12/08/2008
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

Ted Stearn, born in Massachusetts, is an
L.A.-based cartoonist and animator. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of
Design and the School of Visual Arts, he segued into a career in animation,
working on such series asFuturama, King of the Hill,
and Beavis and Butthead. He has also taught at the Savannah College of
Art and Design. In 2014, he won Best Series at the international Angoulême comics festival.

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dr_zirk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ted Stearn is a unique artist, bringing some truly wild and weird ideas to the world of comics. The world he has created follows a logic all it's own, and he has populated this world with an unpredictable mix of talking animals, sentient mutant fruits, and scheming stuffed toys. If you have a taste for the offbeat and the absurd, you'll dig this one; if not, you're likely to the be perplexed at the minimum, and thoroughly confused at the maximum.