AN INTERNATIONAL SENSATION

"FURIOUS, FEARLESS... ASTOUNDS with its WIT, and AMAZES with its PERSPICACITY. It should be read by EVERYONE."

—The Guardian UK

The Adventures of Unemployed Man is an all-time classic and international bestseller—the English version was the #1 graphic novel in the UK, and the French edition, Les Adventures D’Ultra Chomeur, was published in France to wide acclaim in 2014. Authored by super-geniuses Erich Michael Origen and Gan Golan, the exquisite art is done by such comics masters as Ramona Fradon, Rick Veitch, Michael Netzer, Terry Beatty,

Josef Rubenstein, Benton Jew, Thomas Yeates, Shawn Martinbrough, Clem Robins, Tom Orzechowski, Thomas Mauer and Lee Loughridge. Every page is a stunning work of art. In fact, many pages are now limited-edition fine art posters.

How about Some FANTASTIC FACTS!?

58
Percentage working-age Americans with a job
1700
Percentage personal debt increased since 1971
30
Trillion in offshore tax havens
1
Rank of U.S. for most citizens in prison

Everyone Loves Unemployed Man

  • “TOP PICK, GIFT GUIDE. Societal woes are deftly handled… The Adventures of Unemployed Man is a satirical look at politics, the economy and superheroes—though not necessarily in that order.”

    — New York Times —
  • “BEST NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS. INGENOUSLY ILLUSTRATED and garnished with TRENCHANT social commentary…FUNNIEST ECONOMIC PRIMER EVER WRITTEN.”

    — Salon —
  • “An ABSURDLY FUNNY and VERY SMART take on the roots and effects of the recession.”

    — San Francisco Chronicle —
  • “HILARIOUS, CLEVER, VERY RELEVANT, and REMARKABLY INSIGHTFUL and THOUGHT-PROVOKING.”

    — Time —
  • “Exposes, with LAUGH OUT LOUD YET SOPHISTICATED WIT, the desperate situation many Americans find themselves in today.”

    — USA Today —
  • “PERFECTLY CONCEIVED IN BOTH TONE AND DESIGN… a perfect assessment of the economic difficulties in which many of us find ourselves.”

    — Pop Matters —
  • “A BEAUTIFUL graphic novel, this really is a HIGH-QUALITY piece of work.”

    — CNN —
  • “This is the SMARTEST and MOST COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL CRITIQUE I’ve read in years.”

    — KPFK —
  • “THOUGHTFUL, UPROARIOUSLY WITTY, and BRILLIANTLY SUCCESSFUL ON EVERY LEVEL.”

    — Library Journal —
  • “BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE YEAR. Origen and Golan have ONE HELL OF A STORY on their hands, and it couldn’t have been told better by anyone else.”

    — Graphic Novel Reporter —
  • “FURIOUS FEARLESS… ASTOUNDS with its WIT and AMAZES with its PERSPICACITY. It should be read by EVERYONE.”

    — Guardian UK —

Heroes

A new supergroup of down-but-not-out heroes emerges!

Who ARE they?

Meet the team with the elusive dream

UNEMPLOYED MAN

JOBLESS CRUSADER

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UNEMPLOYED MAN

PLAN B

SENIOR VP OF PLANNING

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PLAN B

WONDER MOTHER

INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT

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WONDER MOTHER

MASTER OF DEGREES

PERSONAL DEBT MANAGER

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MASTER OF DEGREES

FELLOWMAN

DIRECTOR OF EMPATHY

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FELLOWMAN

GOOD GRIEF

DIRECTOR OF EMOTIONAL PROCESSING

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GOOD GRIEF

FANTASMA

CHIEF VISIBILITY ENGINEER

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FANTASMA

EVERYMAN

COLLECTIVE ACTION FACILITATOR

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EVERYMAN

DUCTO

STOPGAP SPECIALIST

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DUCTO

Preview

Behold—pages from the book.

I think a great deal of truth often comes through laughter. Some people have developed the talent to get this truth over to many people, by laughing the truth into them and out of them…humor is most important in getting at truth and getting people to understand and often to rise above the despair which can surround them.

— The Rev. Martin Luther King —

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GET THE BOOK!

English and French print editions are available. A new English print edition is on the way. Meanwhile... BEHOLD!

EACH BOOK CONTAINS MIND-BLOWING

KARRUMBLA-KRAAKOOM!

US Kindle Edition

$9.99 e-book
    • 80 pages
    • Optimized for larger screens
    • File made and sold by Hachette Book Group
    • Best enjoyed with Budweiser, King of Beers

UK Kindle Edition

£4.99 e-book
    • 80 pages
    • Optimized for larger screens
    • File made and sold by Hachette Book Group
    • Best enjoyed with a pint of bitter

French and/or Freedom Edition

€17.50 print edition
    • 80 gorgeously printed pages
    • Optimized for beholding, placing on shelf of honor
    • Published by Presque Lune
    • Best enjoyed with a reasonably priced Champagne

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