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A CLASSIC MASTERWORK? OUI!

Ultra ChomeurUnemployed Man can add international travel to his résumé, because the French edition of The Adventures of Unemployed ManLes Adventures D'Ultra Chômeur—is now available in France! 

In many ways, the cognitive dissonance of the book is even funnier in the elegant French language. There's another interesting thing about the French version…

In English, an "unemployed" man is defined by what he doesn't have. He is simply un-employed. As a consequence of this, Unemployed Man struggles to see himself as anything other than "worthless." Amazingly, in French, an unemployed person still has an identity as a human being! There's even a gender-neutral word for it: chômeur

Oh, and one other thing about the French edition—the book's gorgeous art really shines thanks to the impeccable printing done by Presque Lune. It is best enjoyed with a day-old baguette.

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PRAISE FOR THE ADVENTURES OF UNEMPLOYED MAN

NYT 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."
 
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"An ABSURDLY FUNNY and VERY SMART take on the roots and effects of the Recession." Read more...
 
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GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE MONTH
"This Swiftian telling of the recession story is a tonic for the toiling classes… This book is so good it might cause a rare outbreak of shame among the ruling classes… Gaze on it and weep, guys." Read more...

 
salon BEST NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS
"INGENOUSLY ILLUSTRATED and garnished with trenchant social commentary... FUNNIEST ECONOMIC PRIMER EVER WRITTEN." Read more...
 
GRAPHIC NOVEL REPORTER 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." Read more...
 
amazon INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
#1 Graphic Novel in the UK
 
TIME HILARIOUS, CLEVER, VERY RELEVANT, and REMARKABLY INSIGHTFUL and THOUGHT-PROVOKING.” Read more...  
cnn "A BEAUTIFUL graphic novel, this really is a HIGH-QUALITY piece of work." Read more...  
usa today "Exposes, with LAUGH OUT LOUD YET SOPHISTICATED WIT, the desperate situation many Americans find themselves in today." Read more...  
popmatters "PERFECTLY CONCEIVED IN BOTH TONE AND DESIGN. The Adventures of Unemployed Man is A PERFECT ASSESSMENT of the economic difficulties in which many of us find ourselves." Read more...  
KPFK “This is the SMARTEST and MOST COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL CRITIQUE I’ve read in years.” Read more...  
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"THOUGHTFUL, UPROARIOUSLY WITTY, and BRILLIANTLY SUCCESSFUL ON EVERY LEVEL."

 
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