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Paintings of You (Paperback) Loot Price: R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 You Save: R31 (15%)
Paintings of You (Paperback): Mia Paluzzi
Paintings of You (Paperback): Mia Paluzzi

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Paintings of You (Paperback)

Mia Paluzzi; Artworks by Mia Paluzzi, Chris Delk

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Comic misunderstanding forms the plot of this sweet boy-boy romantic graphic novel. When famous young painter Claude transfers to a new art college, he immediately falls for photographer Ben, who sees through Claude's technically perfect but passionless art. But Claude's roommate Hero and Hero's boyfriend (both stereotypical and campy, but very endearing) think Claude has fallen for Beatrice, and romantic confusion ensues until the boys finally kiss and make up at the end. With names that reference Much Ado About Nothing and explicit connections to the story of Pygmalion and Galatea, this quick read has some depth and offers a well-done western take on Japanese Yaoi (boy love) manga. Manga style - chibi, which feature patterned rather than detailed backgrounds and elongated bodies - merge nicely with American details such as (mostly) proportional eyes. Filled with crisp dialogue and linear, expressive art, this is a wonderful addition to the graphic arena where GLBT content is often underrepresented. (Manga. YA) (Kirkus Reviews)
Claudio Verges is a talented young painter with a terrible secret: there is no passion in his work. His paintings are as vivid as photographs, and everyone expects him to go far, but he lives in fear that someday, everyone will discover he's no better than a copying machine. To escape his fame, Claude transfers to the Messina College of Art and Design, but instead of disappearing into the background, he's surrounded by eccentric, talented students who all know his name. To make matters worse, Benedict Connor, a sarcastic yet charming photography student, knows his big secret, and is determined to help Claude find his inspiration, whether he wants to or not! And on top of it all, everyone, including Ben, is convinced that Claude is in love with Ben's best friend Beatrice, while Beatrice wants nothing to do with the sullen painter. While everyone works to help him win Beatrice's heart, sparks fly as Claude finds himself falling for Ben. Will Ben's lessons help Claude find passion in his work and his life, or will the flames fizzle as Claude is pushed towards the unyielding Beatrice?


Imprint: Iris Print
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2007
Authors: Mia Paluzzi
Visual artists: Mia Paluzzi • Chris Delk
Dimensions: 190 x 127 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN-13: 978-0-9787531-3-9
Barcode: 9780978753139
Categories: Books > Fiction > Special features > Graphic novels
LSN: 0-9787531-3-5

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