The Chuckling WhatsiteBook - 1998
In The Chuckling Whatsit, Sala weaves the gothic cartooning traditions of Edward Gorey and Charles Addams with a densely constructed, melodramatic murder mystery involving astrology, ghouls, and academia and outsider art. Part noir, part horror and part comedy, this labyrinthine tale of intrigue follows an unemployed writer named Broom who becomes unwittingly ensnared in a complex plot involving mysterious outsider artist Emile Jarnac, the shadowy machinations of the Ghoul Appreciation Society Headquarters (GASH), and the enigmatic Mr. Ixnay. Sala's deadpan delivery makes this ingeniously layered narrative a roller-coaster ride of darkly pure comic suspense.
Publisher: [United States] : Fantagraphics Books, 1998.
Branch Call Number: ECOMIC HOOPLA
Characteristics: 1 online resource text file