Freddie and Me

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Jonathan Cape, 2008 - Graphic novels - 304 pages
5 Reviews
Freddie and Meis a wonderfully funny and moving graphic memoir of Mike Dawson's lifelong obsession with Freddie Mercury and Queen. Told alternately from Mike's childhood, teenage and adult perspectives,Freddie and Meexplores the way in which music changes and shapes our lives, and the way in which random memories can both prop up and undermine the stories we tell ourselves. The counterpoint toMike's obsession is his younger sister's love of George Michael and Wham -including several deliciously funny imagined scenes featuring a post-break-up Andrew Ridgeley - which, like the book as a whole, is written and drawn with a brilliant combination of exuberance and subtlety.

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User Review  - poonamsharma - LibraryThing

If you look at the content, it is very much a Queen (band) fanboy book. It is a memoir in graphic novel format about an English boy who grew up in US loving Queen. Freddie Mercury of course is his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Knicke - LibraryThing

I was going to give this one 3 stars, because I didn't find the actual act of reading it as enjoyable as I would have liked. But in retrospect this is a pretty great autobiographical comic.This book ... Read full review

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Mike Dawson Comics - Freddie and Me
Double page title page "Part One: when we were english" From upcoming graphic novel "Freddie and Me"
www.mikedawsoncomics.com/ illustration/ images/ spread.html

Freddie & Me by Mike Dawson « The Daily Cross Hatch
17Mar08. Freddie & Me By Mike Dawson Bloombury Books. Mike Dawson The argument can certainly be made that the majority graphic novels are labors of love. ...
thedailycrosshatch.com/ 2008/ 03/ 17/ freddie-me-by-mike-dawson/

Pop Thought -- Alex Ness
Since then, he has put his life to music in FREDDIE AND ME, a musical autobiography. ... Alex Ness: Tell us about your book Freddie and Me if you will. ...
www.popthought.com/ display_column.asp?DAID=1081

Freddie and me: Freddie Mercury torna in una graphic novel
Il leader dei Queen è infatti la musa di Freddie and Me, ... Due vite in parallelo in un racconto dolce-amaro: Freddie and me uscirà a giugno per Bloomsbury ...
ilbazar.forumcommunity.net/ ?t=13429871

Freddie and Me: Freddie Mercury protagonista di una graphic novel ...
Freddie Mercury torna in scena (anche se solo come guest-star di una graphic novel). Il leader dei Queen è infatti la musa di Freddie
www.comicsblog.it/ post/ 2501/ freddie-and-me-freddie-mercury-protagonista-di-una-graphic-novel-di-mike-dawson

Freddie and Me: Freddie Mercury protagonista di una graphic novel
Il leader dei Queen è infatti la musa di Freddie and Me, ... Due vite in parallelo in un racconto dolce-amaro: Freddie and me uscirà a giugno per Bloomsbury ...
cartoonmag.altervista.org/ index.php?option=com_content& task=view& id=4042& Itemid=2

Mike's Webs: november 2006
De comic – een voorpublicatie van de graphic novel Freddie and Me die volgend jaar zal ... Dawson heeft met Freddie and Me een persoonlijke strip gemaakt. ...
mikeswebs.blogspot.com/ 2006_11_01_archive.html

About the author (2008)

Mike Dawson was born in Scotland in 1975, grew up in the Midlands, and then moved to the United States at the age of eleven. He studied painting at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Following that he self-published a number of comic books, most notably the six-issue humour seriesGabagool!, which he co-wrote and drew. His comics have also appeared in many anthologies. He lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife.

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