Life Sucks

Life Sucks Life sucks for Dave Marshall The girl he s in love with doesn t know he exists he hates his job and ever since his boss turned him into a vampire he can t go out in daylight without starting to cha

  • Title: Life Sucks
  • Author: Jessica Abel Gabe Soria Warren Pleece
  • ISBN: 9781596431072
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life sucks for Dave Marshall The girl he s in love with doesn t know he exists, he hates his job, and ever since his boss turned him into a vampire, he can t go out in daylight without starting to charbroil Undead life in its uncoolest incarnation yet is on display in this cinematic, supernatural drama told with gallons of humor and hemoglobin In striking, colorfulLife sucks for Dave Marshall The girl he s in love with doesn t know he exists, he hates his job, and ever since his boss turned him into a vampire, he can t go out in daylight without starting to charbroil.Undead life in its uncoolest incarnation yet is on display in this cinematic, supernatural drama told with gallons of humor and hemoglobin In striking, colorful, B movie style artwork and light hearted, intelligent writing by Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria, and Warren Pleece, Dave Marshall s story comes alive in a vampiric kind of way.

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    1. Jessica Abel Gabe Soria Warren Pleece

      Cartoonist and writer Jessica Abel is the author of the graphic novel La Perdida Pantheon Books as well as two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics First Second Books , written in collaboration with her husband, the cartoonist Matt Madden She s also the co writer of the graphic novel Life Sucks Previously, she published Soundtrack and Mirror, Window Fantagraphics Books , two collections of stories and drawings from her omnibus comic book Artbabe, published between 1992 and 1999 She collaborated with Ira Glass on Radio An Illustrated Guide, a non fiction comic about how the radio show This American Life is made Abel won the Xeric Grant in 1995, and both the Harvey and Lulu awards for Best New Talent in 1997 La Perdida won the 2002 Best New Series Harvey Award Abel s new new science fiction comics series, Trish Trash Rollergirl of Mars Dargaud France debuts in January 2015 She s also at work on a non fiction comic about how the best radio producers in the world use story to keep us listening, Out on the Wire Broadway Books , out August 2015 They live in Brooklyn, New York, with their two children, but are currently on a residency at the Maison des Auteurs in Angoul me, France Madden and Abel were series editors for The Best American Comics from 2007 to 2013 and teach at various institutions They live in Brooklyn, New York, with their two children, but are currently on a residency at the Maison des Auteurs in Angoul me, France.

    574 thoughts on “Life Sucks”

    1. What if you were stuck in a minimum wage job enslaved to basically Dracula for eternity. You can't leave, you don't have a lot of money and there is no way out. Well, Life Sucks explores this. Is being a Vampire really glamorous? Dave doesn't drink blood, so he is weak for a vampire. He falls in love with a vamp chaser. She doesn't have a clue real vampires exist. There is plenty of drama in this tale and blood. It is an interesting take that makes vampires look like slaves for all time.The art [...]


    2. Sometimes I think it might be cool to be a vampire, what with that "eternal life" thing and all.Imagine - you would actually have all the time in the world to READ EVERY BOOK your unbeating heart desires!Now, just imagine that your master - the guy who turned you into a blood-sucking freak - forces you to work every night in his lousy convenience store. Hmmybe living forever isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Welcome to Dave's world. A vegetarian while he was alive, he now scarfs down plasma [...]


    3. A person could be forgiven for getting tired of vampires. Is it fair to say that they’ve been "done"? From the Twilight series to Buffy to whatever vampire-related dreck we see next you sometimes just wanna grab the creators and say, "ALL RIGHT! FINE! I GET IT! IT'S A METAPHOR! CAN WE MOVE ON ALREADY???" I think we're finally reaching that phase where people start looking beyond vampire for their supernatural thrills (Zombies: This year's vampires) and in my own personal life I was prepared to [...]


    4. Life Sucks is a graphic novel that sells itself as a possibly interesting take on another vampire tale of darkness. This story is all about removing vampire lore from its classic romanism and into some form of reality where you need to pay rent and stuff. All of the elements here are very workable concepts and I went into this wanting to like it, but it just fell flat.I don't really have much of a response to the book. No honest hate, no enjoyment, no emotional connection to the material, no int [...]


    5. Kalifornialaisen Dave Marshallin elämä ei ole ruusuilla tanssimista. Hän paiskii minimipalkalla yövuoroja paikallisessa supermarketissa ja yrittää parhaansa mukaan tulla toimeen saidan emigranttipomonsa kanssa. Dave on myös onnettomasti rakastunut Rosaan, meksikolaistaustaiseen goottityttöön, jonka pöksyihin yrittää päästä myös kusipäinen mutta komea surffaripoika. Lisäksi hänen on yritettävä pysytellä keinolla millä hyvänsä vegetaarina ja vältellä auringon valoa. Ai m [...]


    6. Wie schade, aber hier wurde viel Potenzial verschenkt. Eigentlich ein erfrischend anderer Ansatz zu all den Vampir-Comics und Stories, die den Markt überfluten. Ein junger Mann, freundlich und unscheinbar, erleidet das unabänderliche Los fast aller Teenager: er verliebt sich in ein cooles Mädchen, dass so gar nicht zu ihm paßt, heißt hier ein hübsches, selbstbewußtes Mädel aus der Gothic-Szene. Es folgen die üblichen Probleme: wie das Mädchen ansprechen, wie sich gegenüber den sehr vi [...]


    7. Meh. I had higher hopes for this comic, since it was penned by Jessica Abel & published by First Second. Plus, the idea of vampires creating their own vampiric wage slaves to work graveyard shifts at crummy jobs was kind of inspired. However, in the end I was turned off by the casual misogyny of almost all the male characters and the weak female characters, especially the main love interest, Rosa. In the context of a humorous vampire comic, her self-loathing really rankled me.


    8. Life Sucks was a good comic, it had its humorous moments. I liked how the vampires were implemented into this story, they basically use the vampires as slaves for night shifts at their workplace. I liked how when the vampires get hit by the sun they actually burn and don't sparkle beautifully(Twilight 0/10). The art style fit this comic pretty well and I would recommend this to people who like vampires.


    9. This was probably the most interesting book I have ever read that involves vampires because it was about a man who is love with a goth but he is vampire and she is a mortal who will be enslaved by a bloodthirsty surfer dude vamp. I thought this book was really good because of how realistic the plot was but yet a modern fantasy for bloodthirsty readers young (teens of course) and old.


    10. Dave works the late shift at a 24 hour convenience store which works out well for him since he's a vampire. But he's not your regular vampire, nope Dave is a vegetarian vampireor at least he tries to be one. He doesn't like killing and he doesn't really like drinking real blood either and this leaves Dave weak. And then enters Rosa, a beautiful goth Latina who has an interest in Dave's lifestyle. But Dave's archnemesis, Wes an alpha surfer dude, also makes a move. So who will win in the battle f [...]


    11. This is the story of Dave, a vampire who works the night shift at a Los Angeles convenience store for his vampire master, Radu. In this world, the vampire who "turns" a human becomes their master, and the human is bound by their master's wishes. Dave didn't ask to be a vampire, but now he has no choice but to do as his boss wishes, which usually involves turning the hot dogs and sweeping the parking lot. He refuses to drink human blood, and because of it his health suffers.Dave becomes infatuate [...]


    12. Knowing that the stereotype for vampires is now to be super sexy, rich, and mysterious, it was a breath of fresh air to see a vampire who was much more down-to-earth, okay looking (?), and poor like a majority of us. Dave as a character didn't feel forced into the role of underdog; he simply was a young immortal victim forced into a dead end job as a clerk at a convenience store during the night shift. His decision to be a vegetarian doesn't feel like it's some sort of ploy to make him seem like [...]


    13. Life sucks is the anti-vampire romance story. It takes the whole 'glamorous' side of the mythology and turns it on its head - creating real, grounded, and frustrated characters living mundane immortality.Dave is a night shift clerk at a convenience store. He's also a vampire - turned by the owner when Dave applied for a position. Now, stuck in a boring job, he finds himself fascinated by a goth girl who herself is fascinated by vampires. Does Dave tell her the truth to try to win her over?I foun [...]


    14. In Jessica Abel’s Life Sucks, Dave, a regular guy made into an unwilling vampire, finds himself in love with a live goth girl. Dave was made by an enterprising Greek vampire, who now forces him to work as the night manager at a convenience store. His entire life consists of working, sleeping during the day, and drinking pre-packaged blood. He refuses to feed on humans, and therefore limits his abilities, strength, and power. But Dave finds that he loves the beautiful Rosa, who is dating a self [...]


    15. Being a vampire doesn't have to be glamorous. For Dave, it's sure not. Dave's a wage slave whose convenience-store boss is also his vampire master, an ex-pat Romanian who "turns" good workers into vampires when he needs a reliable night-shift manager. Dave lives with his best friend (still a mortal), has a crush on Rosa, a goth girl who's into the romance of the dark side, and manages to stay semi-vegetarian by stealing donations from blood banks. There's a nemesis surfer-boy vampire, an Old Cou [...]


    16. This book is really good, it's about this guy who is kinda awkward and a wimp who works a nightshift at a convenience store for a vampire lord because he himself is a vampire. BAsically there is this girl who keeps showing up around and he develops a crush on her, but there is this other like Alpha vamp who is like bro I can get the girl before you cause you're basically a vegetarian vampire loser. Some interesting panels and quotes would be these series of panels where you see the two vampire f [...]


    17. This book was actually really interesting. Not cliche stereotypical, but comical stereotypical. All the characters were well developed, and even extremely stereotypical at time viss their vords and zer modd svings. Oh Lord A I would so be your Vampire wife just to make fun of the way you talk for the rest of eternity. The story line was even fun to follow because it was more contemporary life than forbidden fruit. The way that the girl was fought over by two "brothers" and her eventually having [...]


    18. I read this book because it was getting some buzz for YA graphic novels, and I like to keep that section going since it snags readers that won't look in any other section. This is a vampire story, so there is a built in audience for it right now, and that's a good thing because I don't think it could make it on its own. I just didn't find anything new or innovative in this story - it features a vampire that doesn't want to be one in love with a human girl who does want to be one. Sound familiar? [...]


    19. Dave lives with Carl and works night shift at an LA convenience store. If this brings to mind Clerks, you're halfway there, because Dan is also a vampire, having been "made" by Radu, the cheesy convenience store owner. When he falls in love with local goth girl Rosa, the last thing he expects is vampire surfer Wes to bust up his groove. This book is lots of fun. Sincere Twilight fans might not like it, but there are vampires for all sorts of people!Gift booklist.


    20. I appreciate vampire stories that aren't the typical dark, brooding, and hyper-sexualized ones that most people seem to like. I never got into Anne Rice's Lestat bullshit, but I really liked this story of a slacker convenience store clerk who happens to be a vamp. His boss/master Lord Radu looks more like your Ukrainian landlord than Count Dracula. It's a fast and fun read. Don't judge it by its crappy title.


    21. Witty little book on being a minimum wage slave and a member of the undead. Does put the idea of being a vampire into prospective. Decent art and good dialogue is found throughout the book. The downside is that the ending is pretty lame and not a book that someone as accomplished as Jessica Abel should be doing.4


    22. The story revolves around a vampire, Dave, who works nights in a convenience store. His vampire master is from the old world, owns the convenience store, and spends his evenings play cards with other old vampires. Dave meets Rosa who hangs out the the goth club near the store. The rest of the book deals with their strange relationship. Nice graphics.Seems like a sequel is due for this book.


    23. I bought this on a whim at B&N. Several aspects of it appealed to me: the slacker convenience-store workers, the L.A. setting, the vampires. It's a little shocking how the Dante/Randal dynamic of Clerks is ripped off wholesale, but the vampire story was unique enough and the ending was intriguing. If there's a sequel, I'll definitely read it.


    24. Sick of glamorous vampires? Me too.What if being a vampire meant that your life is essentially the same, only more limited? What if it meant being a slave? What if it meant that you still had a crappy job, and that one girl still didn't notice you? A life of undeath isn't all it's cracked up to be


    25. Vampires who hate their jobs and have relationship problems just like everyone else. This wasn't the "best" graphic novel I have seen lately, in terms of storyline of drawing, but it was pretty solid, and for whatever reason it was just really enjoyable to read.



    26. Ha, ha! This book is great! I had no idea what it was about going in, and I won't ruin the surprise for anyone, but this book is sweet!


    27. Ugh. Imagine Twilight, but twisted to appeal to a heteronormative white guy with no imagination or history of talking to real women.Like a fedora hat from okc wrote Twilight. That's this book.


    28. In Life Sucks, writers Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria present an inventive take on the established vampire mythos we've become accustomed to via popular culture. This story takes the vampires out of the world of Anne Rice and transposes them into the world of Clerks. All the "rules" generally associated with vampires are still in place (sunlight and mirrors are bad; drinking blood is good), but Abel and Soria have removed the romanticized trappings of most vampire tales and moved the undead to a mo [...]



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