- Title: David Chelsea in Love
- Author: David Chelsea
- ISBN: 9781594290046
- Page: 264
- Format: Paperback
David Chelsea in Love is the hilariously true story of cartoonist and illustrator David Chelsea s improbable love affair with Minnie, a would be actress, in 1980s New York Based in New York City, David meets Minnie on one of his frequent bus trips back hey, the bus is cheap to his hometown of Portland, Oregon to spawn You see, David can t get laid in New York The onlyDavid Chelsea in Love is the hilariously true story of cartoonist and illustrator David Chelsea s improbable love affair with Minnie, a would be actress, in 1980s New York Based in New York City, David meets Minnie on one of his frequent bus trips back hey, the bus is cheap to his hometown of Portland, Oregon to spawn You see, David can t get laid in New York The only women he meets in New York are art directors and they know exactly how much an illustrator is paid But Minnie s not easy In fact she s profoundly and comically difficult She s tall, gawky, absurdly neurotic and saddled with an abusive boyfriend None of this matters to David who believes against all reason that Minnie is the only girl for him This is the true story of their cross country courtship, as well as the story of their idiosyncratic cast of friends and relatives David Chelsea In Love is a strange and very funny look at the lives of the young, the talented, and the semi talented in New York City s East Village.
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This odd little autobiographical book appeared during an odd little time in U.S. comics. The Art Spiegelman modernist gang was vying for respectability, and had good reviews and production values, but hadn't yet crossbred with the last wave of undergrounds to form today's small-press scene. Superhero publishers were coasting on the buzz from a few innovative books and timidly venturing into other genres. And then down in the weeds where no one looks but total geeks, there were a bunch of unconne [...]
Incredibly lame, autobiographical graphic novel about a chode's infatuation with a really ugly girl. Dude, if everyone knows you're the main character, at least make the girl you're pining for hot.
This review contains a lot of spoilers, and a long rant, which I admit that I wrote while on hold with my Internet "service provider."About halfway through this graphic memoir I was enjoying it because although it's gratuitous (I had to give up reading it on public transportation because it has too many sex scenes, but then, it does take place in the 80s) and frustrating, the writer showed so realistically how ridiculous he was at 21, 22, 23 (which is what made it frustrating). I felt like you c [...]
Very entertaining. After reading several love-memoirs from sad sack virginal cartoonists (cough Jeffery Brown cough) it was refreshing to read one from somebody who does get laid once in a while. This memoir is charming in its 80s-period-piece specificity, and Chelsea's on-again off-again relationship with Minnie is perplexing and fascinating in a train-wreck kinda way. Like most things in life, it's complex and not reducible to good guy/bad guy.I liked the sense of place this book gives you, fo [...]
Chelsea's depiction of himself as both a lovesick romantic and a bit of a cad, plus a glorious absence of the cloying self-pity that can come with the autobio territory, made David Chelsea in Love one of the more interesting autobiographical graphic novels I've read. His somewhat hyperspecific focus on the words/actions of his friends and lovers never devolved into generalizations about the world at large (another plus)—or if they did, I was too enamored with the story to notice. I especially [...]
i couldn't finish this. graphic autobiography. chelsea drops in and out of love and beds and relationships w/abandon. he is a capable draftsman. he's made the choice to show the sex (he's not hitchcock). i feel sorry for his friend's, not only are they show stripped but as real people. would it have hurt to make them bigger than A cups? i'm not thinking of erik larsen size, but the way chelsea draws women archie and jughead would have bigger chests retrospeck, i threw the book in the recylcing b [...]
Cartoonist dates the most irritating woman imaginable and commits the experience to his strip in this narcissistic graphic novel. This confessional memoir becomes a grueling ordeal about halfway through, as I can only speculate this man's love life must have been back in the early 80s. I almost set this one aside (multiple times, actually), but pushed through in order to encourage you not to make the same mistake.
David Chelsea in love is apparently an idiot. I didn't like a single character in this memoir. People behaved badly and treated each other poorly. And the story is pretty dull. On the up side, there was a fair amount of nudity and sex, always a plus. Chelsea also has some very interesting full- and partial-page layouts that really added a lot to the storytelling, though I didn't much care for the illustrations themselves.
Reading about David Chelsea's love life in his early twenties is painful. A lot of autobio love comics have sweet, humorous moments mixed in with the sad and "should've known better" moments, but this book is fairly bleak. Probably not something I would have finished were it not for how physically attractive Chelsea is in the steamier scenes.
An engaging read, I enjoyed the way David Chelsea in Love didn't discriminate between its' protagonists; both David and Minnie seem equally awful throughout their courtship. By the end of this collection, much of the back and forth between the characters had become tiresome, but that's sort of the point, right?
This little gem is a lost item from the 80s/90s heyday of confessional comics. I was drawn to it by its truly lovely pen art, but the tales of Chelsea and his misfires in romance make for entertaining and occasionally angering reading.
Absorbing in that totally soap opera way, reminds me of Box Office Poison. The drawings really capture the characters and emotional twists of a single man's melodrama.
meh. david is kind of obnoxious, so is minnie, none of their choices make sense, and (attempted) monogamy for people like both of them is a bad idea.
Interesting, but ultimately limited by the subject matter, David Chelsea manages to show off a virtuoso style with some innovative narrative flourishes.
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