Toys In The Basement

Toys in the Basement

Author: Stephane Blanquet
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11.25"

Colors: full color

Year: 2010
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-402-3
Original French title: Chocottes au sous-sol!

Price: $14.99

With appearances in such anthologies as Zero Zero, Blab! and Kramer's Ergot, Stephane Blanquet has been delighting and terrifying American readers with his superslick, ultradetailed creepiness.

So it makes perfect sense that his first graphic novel to be published in the U.S. would be... a children's book? Yes indeed.

Our hero, attending a Halloween party in an embarrassing pink bunny costume (he wanted to be a pirate) stumbles across a secret underground society of damaged, forgotten, and pissed-off toys in the basement of his friend's house — including the terrifying Amelia, a towering sentient assemblage of broken toy parts out for revenge!

Imagine Toy Story as reimagined by David Lynch and Charles Burns and you'll have a good idea of what this story is like. And yes, it is for kids!

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