Hutch Owen Unmarketable GN (2004) comic books 2002-2004
1st printing. By Tom Hart. This graphic novel collects the all-new travels and travails of Hutch Owen, the homeless rebel that battles the corporate forces that control our lives. Included in this volume are: "Public Relations," where Hutch is pitted against the Worner company and a PR firm bent on redesigning the World Trade Center Site (this 92-page story -- the longest Hutch story to date -- was a one-page-per-week improvisational drama begun as a personal response to 9-11); "Aristotle," in which Hutch winds up in Worner's employ as a slogan writer; as well as a surreal Hutch Owen "24-hour comic" in which Hutch battles the trends of the "far future" when everyone wants to be on TV and thinks they have something new to say. Hart's shorter Hutch Owen stories round out the collection with "Consumer Confidence Level," "In Hong Kong," "Attacking Attacked Attacking," and "The Executive Hour" (a solo Dennis Worner story). Don't miss this politically astute and heart-warming farce. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 144 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $14.95.