So Buttons : Man of, Like, a Dozen Faces

9781934460542by Jonathan Baylis

So Buttons: Man of, Like, a Dozen Faces collects the choicest slices of life from 10 years of So Buttons, writer Jonathan Baylis’s autobiographical comics series.

Like the late great Harvey Pekar (American Splendor) before him, Baylis utilizes an all-star cadre of indie artists to illustrate his true-life tales. Baylis’s reality-based repertoire ranges from heartfelt humorously self-deprecating tales of love, dating and marriage, to engaging rants and ruminations on his pop culture obsessions including Forrest Ackerman, Akira Kurosawa, Lon Chaney, The Beatles, King Kong, Star Wars and then some to anecdotes of times interning at Marvel and working at Sundance, where he found out Robert Redford is a jerk.

184 page full color 6″ x 9″ paperback
ISBN: 9780988187795
Diamond Code: JUL161185

Contents:

Chapter One – So… Learn It, Work It!
So… Mighty – Drawn by Fred Hembeck, Color by Adam Walmsley
So… Simon Says – Drawn by Fred Hembeck, Color by Adam Walmsley
So… Basquiat Jam
So Ignorant – Art by Victor Kerlow
Bilbao Interlewd – Art by Becky Hawkins
So Radiant – Art by Victor Kerlow
So.. Crumbly – Drawn by Joseph Remnant, Colour by Phil Elliot
So/undance – Art by T.J Kirsch
So… Begrudgingly – Art by Sam Spina

Chapter Two – So… Collegial
So… Made-Up Jam
So… Hallow – Art by Rick Parker
So… One Halloween – Drawn by Noah Van Sciver, Color by Rick Parker
So… Hallow Part Deux – Art by Rick Parker
Original “Man of a Thousand Faces” poster
So… Dreamy – Art by Paul Westover
So… Escalated – Art by Noah Van Sciver
So… Only Nixon Couldn’ve Gone to China – Drawn by David Beyer Jr., Color by Phil Elliot

Chapter Three – So… Youngin’
So… Brisk – Art by Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg
So… Loyal – Art by Noah Van Sciver
So… I can See the Forrest For Da Bronx – Drawn by T.J Kirsch, Color by Phil Elliot
So… Embarassed – Art by Paul Westover
So… The Sun Won’t Come out Tomorrow – Art by T.J Kirsch
So… I Like the Walrus – Drawn by T.J Kirsch, Colour by Phil Elliot

Chapter Four – So… Fatherly
So… Orderly – Art by T.J Kirsch
So… This is Where I Get It From – Art by T.J Kirsch
So… My Dad Got Drafted? – Art by Mr. Alan
So… Intrepid – Art by Tim Ogline
So… Big Red One – Art by Tim Ogline
So… Stranger Than Parrot Eyes – Art by Thomas Boatwright

Chapter Five – So… King Me
So.. Chalk it Up to Konglateral Damage – Drawn by Thomas Boatwright, Color by Phil Elliot
So… Dino – Art by Paul Salvi
So… Pinned – Pin-up by Paul Salvi

Chapter Six – So… Roasted
So… Heaven Smells Like Bacon – Art by David Beyer Jr.
So… I Went to L.A – Art by Thomas Boatwright
So.. Smiley – Art by David Beyer Jr.

Chapter Seven – So… Loved
So… He Made it Out of Clay – Story by Ophira Eisenberg, Adapted by Jonathan Baylis, Drawn T.J Kirsch, Color by Phil Elliott
So… I’m Dating a Comic – Art by T.J. Kirsch
So… She Moved in With Me Anyway – Drawn by T.J. Kirsch, Color by Adam Walmsley
So… I Should Stick to My Day Job – Art by T.J. Kirsch
So.. Folded – Art by Eric Kim
So… She Married Me Anyway – Drawn by T.J. Kirsch, Color by Phil Elliott

Chapter Eight – So… Puppy Loved
So… It’s For the Birds – Art by David Beyer Jr.
So… Extracted – Art by Paul Westover
So… Bejeweled – Art by Rachel Dukes

Cover Gallery – So Buttons Issues 1-7

Press:

“Baylis’s life is entertaining, and he relates it with charm and poised cool.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“These Comics are the bits and pieces of a real life. From the banal to the beautiful. Jonathan’s stories are relatable and often very funny.” — Noah Van Sciver, The Hypo and Saint Cole

“Jonathan Baylis has spun gold from the belly button lint of traditional comix navel gazing.” — Dean Haspiel, Billy Dogma and The Fox

“Following in the footsteps of the late great Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Baylis not only carves out soulful slices of life, but also dissertates compellingly on bits of culture that strike his fancy.” — Jeff Newelt, comics editor, Heeb Magazine

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