El Borbah

El Borbah

Graphic Novel - 2005
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by Charles Burns
Meet El Borbah, a 400-pound private eye who wears a Mexican wrestler's tights and an eerie mask. Subsisting entirely on junk food and beer, El Borbah conducts his investigations with tough talk and a short temper. He smashes through doors and skulls as he stalks a perfectly realized film-noir city filled with punks, geeks, business-suited creeps and mad scientists. El Borbah is Burns' earliest work, created in the early 1980s, though the work remains eerily contemporary. Steeped in a "sci-fi-noir" aesthetic informed by Burns' steadily childhood diet of B-movies and comic books, but with a sophisticated sense of humor that is often as disturbing as it is funny, El Borbah is comics as its most entertaining.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, c2005.
ISBN: 9781560976936
1560976934
Branch Call Number: GN BURNS C
Characteristics: 93, [10] pages : chiefly illustrations ; 31 cm.
Alternative Title: El Borbah.

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