Tim Hensley's Sir Alfred No. 3, the final publication of Alvin Buenaventura's Pigeon Press, was only released in English as an oversize comic book in a signed & numbered edition of 1000 and quickly sold out. So we offer here the French edition. While you may not be able to read the text, the humorous graphics and wonderful design of Hensley's comic book/graphic novel are on full view. First time in hardcover!
From the American publisher:
Sir Alfred No. 3 is an oblique biography of the world's most famous film director, Alfred Hitchcock. In fact, despite being numbered "No. 3," no other issues exist. The comic book is composed of multiple gag strips based on anecdotes found in tomes of film lore in the public library and used book shops. As Hensley's previous work Wally Gropius referenced the '60s teenager genre, Sir Alfred pays homage to '50s personality comics and movie tie-ins. It ends up being something of a cross between Marge Buell's Tubby, who bears an unforeseen resemblance to the famous director, and Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood. The book includes cameos by Salvador Dali, Greta Garbo, Joseph Cotten, Joan Fontaine, David O. Selznick, Edith Head, Gregory Peck, Bernard Herrmann, Francois Truffaut and a cast of thousands.
From the French publisher:
Behind his apparent bonhommie, his "British touch" and behind his films adored by the whole planet, Alfred Hitchcock turns out to have been in turn miserable, dangerous, naughty, insensitive, obsessed, mad, and often howling with laughter or dread. Tim Hensley, a great American master of quirky humor and retro graphics, paints a hilarious portrait and allows the reader to learn a lot about Hitchcock, while reviewing his impressive filmography.
Derrière son apparente bonhommie, sa "british touch" et derrière ses films adorés par la planète entière, Alfred Hitchcock s'avère avoir été tout à tour misérable, dangereux, méchant, insensible, obsédé, fou furieux, et souvent à hurler de rire ou d'effroi. Tim Hensley, grand maître américain de l'humour décalé et du graphisme rétro, dresse un portrait hilarant et permet au lecteur d'apprendre beaucoup de choses sur Hitchcock, tout en passant en revue son impressionnante filmographie.