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D of the bar alone drinking himself into oblivion He’s joined in turn by Burton Harris Reed and O’Toole who take Martin on tours of their tumultuous childhoods rises to stardom and chaotic personal lives The graphic part is OUTSTANDING Worth the price alone The framing story angle makes no sense So it s kind of a draw Should ve just told the stories straightThe art is GREAT though to reiterate The Oliver Reed visuals are especially awesomeCheers Fabriuer sa lessive son dentifrice son shampoing ses produits d'entretien himself into oblivion He’s joined in turn by Burton Harris Reed and O’Toole who take Martin on tours of their tumultuous childhoods rises to stardom and chaotic personal lives The graphic part is OUTSTANDING Worth the price alone The framing story angle makes no sense So it s kind of a draw Should ve just told the stories straightThe art is GREAT though to reiterate The Oliver Reed visuals are especially awesomeCheers

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Raise a glass to the story of four of the greatest actors and boozers of all time Richard Burton Richard Harris Peter O’Toole and Oliver Reed This inventive graphic work seamlessly weaves their four biogra For once the artwork was absolutely perfect for the subject With too many graphic novels I find this a sticking point JAKe s drawings are angular scuzzy thick lined black and white they suit the drunken and sometimes chaotic lives of the characters they give a sense of very strong personalities personalities from the past who started their screen careers in the black and white era and who are presented in the story as Christmas Carol style ghosts What has stayed with me about this book is an ambivalence about the way it treats its subjects It s easy to see why an author might want to present an alternative to the lionisation of notorious drunks and still make it kind of fun and laddish But there were a few too many instances when I felt like I was watching some paper euivalent of a public information film about the dangers of too much booze Dunno if Robert Sellers prose book on this crowd is similar There are screeds of internet writing already tearing down such former heroes And I can t stand the images and memories of the relatively recently deceased being used for causes they wouldn t necessarily have agreed with How many of Burton Harris O Toole and Reed would have wanted to come back as these ghosts of Christmas teaching a lesson to a thirtysomething dad who likes a bit too much to drink It s a little embarrassing in a teenage kinda way to fall in with the contemporary trend of liking memoirs but really I would much rather hear people in their own words I have a bias here due to a couple of favourite exes having been alcoholics crazy adventures absolutely violent never who simply gave up as they got older deciding on their own terms that it was getting in the way of what they wanted to do or was no longer fun and managing fine without AA etc Maybe that s not an alcoholic by some people s definitions but the during certainly looked like one My experience of people who do a lot of drugs and don t like drink is negative I d much rather be around someone who s hungover than with a person with Tuesday blues Perhaps experience means I m not as into the premise of the book as some might be but the principle of it means there is a sort of puritan hijacking nowhere near as bad as Leah Betts at least that sticks in the crawWhich then begs the uestion why the fuck I gave it 4 stars I really enjoyed the drawings the faces particularly are great and the anecdotes there are plenty between the bouts of occasional didacticism and the historical detail and the construction of the story It has a kind of fanfic element this guy gets to go on a night out with his heroes A lot of it was funny Plus time travel The Sharpe Companion The Early Years has stayed with me about this book is an ambivalence about the way it treats its subjects It s easy to see why an author might want to present an alternative to the lionisation of notorious drunks and still make it kind of fun and laddish But there were a few too many instances when I felt like I was watching some paper euivalent of a public information film about the dangers of too much booze Dunno if Robert Sellers prose book on this crowd is similar There are screeds of internet writing already tearing down such former Tantra y salchicha. 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10 thoughts on “Hellraisers A Graphic Biography

  1. says:

    For once the artwork was absolutely perfect for the subject With too many graphic novels I find this a sticking point JAKe's drawings are angular scuzzy thick lined black and white they suit the drunken and sometimes chaotic lives of the characters they give a sense of very strong personalities personalities from the past who started their screen careers in the black and white era and who are presented in th

  2. says:

    This graphic presentation of Hellraisers The Inebriated Life and Times of Richard Burton Peter O'Toole Richard Harris Oliver Reed is good fun as the hellraising stars appear as Dickens like ghosts yes O'Toole is still alive but whatever to relate their tales of wild debauchery Jake does a good job of drawing each actor f

  3. says:

    It was OK Entertaining that's about it but otherwisetrying to find a point to all of the stories

  4. says:

    A collection of great drinking stories But like all drinking stories the fun starts to dry up once the liver goes south

  5. says:

    I normally love graphic novels but I found this to be a really bad interpretation of the original book in the sense that it added nothing if not managed to magnify the flaws of the book It glosses over so much of the detail I enjoyed in the book and it also adds in a dumb narrator character in an attempt to turn this into some sort of moral tale Framing the story as a drunken Christmas Carol could have worked had they put care into crafti

  6. says:

    35 rounded up for presenting four peoples life stories in an entertaining fashion If I knew what I was in for I'd have skipped it but I don't regret reading it the time taken was my problem The art is rough but it fits the t

  7. says:

    Setting up Burton O'Toole Harris and Reed as some sort of ghosts of inebriations past is an interesting conceit to tell the most salacious bits of their individual biographies The art is well done I like the strong lines

  8. says:

    The graphic part is OUTSTANDING Worth the price alone The framing story angle makes no sense So it's kind of a draw Should've just told the stories straightThe art is GREAT though to reiterate The Oliver Reed vi

  9. says:

    A bit of a strange book though the drawings of the actors was good

  10. says:

    Gossip makes the world go around and confirmed true gossip is the best kind especially when it involves high profile celebrities The four Irish actors presented here were stage and screen actors extraordinary Well let’s say all but