So Buttons 2 (Larger Nook Color Version)

So Buttons 2 (Larger Nook Color Version)

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Creator Jonathan Baylis Presents So Buttons #2

Inspired by the works of Harvey Pekar—with whom he has been compared—Jonathan Baylis’s So Buttons #2 features six autobiographical stories, wry observations on marriage, Vietnam, Republicans, Forrest J. Ackerman and John Lennon.

The book’s opener, “So… She Married Me Anyway,” relates the moments leading up to the author’s intended elopement, and is a perfect example of Baylis’s prowess as a storyteller, deftly handling the layers of emotions that accompany such an auspicious event with his signature economy and restraint.

In the collection’s tour de force “So… I’m Standing on the Deck of the USS Intrepid,” Baylis revisits the historic battleship with his uncle, who served on the ship during Vietnam.

Four additional tales round out the collection.

With a cover by T.J. Kirsch (Uncle Slam Fights Back by Oni Press), So Buttons #2 features color and black-and-white interior art by Kirsch, David Beyer Jr. (Tales of the Starlight Drive-In by Image Comics), and award-winning illustrator Tim Ogline.

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“Baylis’ observations and anecdotes are AMUSING AND REVEALING… Smartly paced… Reminiscent of Harvey Pekar’s work’

“Don’t let Baylis fool you. Yes, his comics are funny, but I read them for the quiet, human moments that will stick with you long after you’ve finished reading.”
— Nick Bertozzi, “The Salon”

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013190542
Publisher: So Buttons
Publication date: 07/31/2009
Series: So Buttons , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Before Jonathan Baylis wrote auto-bio comix, he interned at Marvel Comics, Valiant/Acclaim Comics, and was an Associate Editor at Topps Comics. His comics have been published locally in New York City in Free Comics NYC, The Comical Magazine, & The Comedians Magazine. “So… Only Nixon Could’ve Gone to China” was the first comic story to be published in The Florida Review. His first fiction story with David Beyer was published by Arcana Press in Dark Horrors 2. Jonathan & T.J. Kirsch had a couple of two-pagers published in “I Saw You… Missed Connections” and “Side B: The Music Lovers Anthology”. He has since collected most of his stories into the self-published, “So Buttons” series, of which there are three issues and a holiday special in print. More stories can be found at

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