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Gerry Alanguilan writer artistElmer is a difficult book to accurately describe The premise is disarmingly simple, verging on pithy What would happen if all the chickens in the world became sentient What follows this premise is a surprisingly touching, extremely thoughtful and complex graphic novel.Jake Gallo is a young rooster, trying to make his way in a world which already includes chickens among those considered sentient, rational beings Jake is frustrated and consumed with anger over Gerry Alanguilan writer artistElmer is a difficult book to accurately describe The premise is disarmingly simple, verging on pithy What would happen if all the chickens in the world became sentient What follows this premise is a surprisingly touching, extremely thoughtful and complex graphic novel.Jake Gallo is a young rooster, trying to make his way in a world which already includes chickens among those considered sentient, rational beings Jake is frustrated and consumed with anger over what he perhaps correctly perceives as systemic discrimination against chickens Jake s parents come from the generation of chickens who participated in whatever strange event caused their racial sentience to occur he struggles to understand their experience and tries to come to terms with his own feelings of anger and inadequacy.The story is gripping and the characters are very realistic and easy to relate to The art is wonderful and expressive you ll be amazed how much emotion and character chickens can express This is one of those graphic novels that show what the genre is capable of and get you excited about what the author will do next.5 5 StarsHighly recommended This was kind of amazing.This book was like Ig nobel prize winners it made me laugh, and then think The concept of chickens suddenly becoming an intelligent species sounds absurd, but through it Gerry Alanguilan was able to craft such a fascinating world with such a tragic history.Who knew a story about chickens could incite so much emotion and thought in me #Free Epub  Elmer á Elmer is a window into a world where chickens have suddenly acquired the intelligence and consciousness of humans, where they can now consider themselves a race no different than browns, black, or whites Recognizing themselves to be sentient, the inexplicably evolved chickens push to attain rights for themselves as the newest members of the human raceOriginally self published by the author in the Philippines, this is the first US edition of the book and the first edition to be made available to the book and library trade T.S. 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the only copy left XDElmer may have a pretty ridiculous premise at first but by the time you read it, you ll find a treasure trove of deep seated trauma and oppression At the heart of it, this graphic novel reiterates how everyon This is the first Filipino komiks that I ve ever purchased and it s pretty symbolic since my tatay is just a sucker for game cocks HAHAHHA and I also heard great things from this I was pretty blessed and lucky that I got to buy it in our local bookstore because it was the only copy left XDElmer may have a pretty ridiculous premise at first but by the time you read it, you ll find a treasure trove of deep seated trauma and oppression At the heart of it, this graphic novel reiterates how everyone adapts for the better or for the worse when our survival instincts kick up This was a moving tale and I definitely recommend this to all Filipino readers out there Elmer is something that you d be really proud of I first heard about this particular comic book via Trisha s Lesbians with Books comments on one of my Filipino Friday meme posts Incidentally when I visited NBS, this book was right on the table located on the store front I thought I might as well And I was definitely intrigued by the idea of Planet of the Apes, Chicken Version I considered the world presented by Planet of the Apes as plausible because for one apes closely resemble humans But the chickens Wellat first, I found the who I first heard about this particular comic book via Trisha s Lesbians with Books comments on one of my Filipino Friday meme posts Incidentally when I visited NBS, this book was right on the table located on the store front I thought I might as well And I was definitely intrigued by the idea of Planet of the Apes, Chicken Version I considered the world presented by Planet of the Apes as plausible because for one apes closely resemble humans But the chickens Wellat first, I found the whole thing to be absurd Chickens have feathers, wings, a beak They cluck and have no hands But despite that, I still got easily lost in the world created by Gerry Alanguilan I found it quite interesting The chicken characters were just made so much human in their ways and thinking that made me believe that this whole thing could be possible They go to school and get jobs, talk as we do, roam the streets as we do I thought yeah, this could work Why not Although, I had a momentary jolt back into reality by the idea of chickens being physically attracted to humans and even going on to marrying them This was the thing which I couldn t quite wrap my head into But apart from that, I thought it was a pretty gripping and believable story Reinforced by the wonderful expressive and intense illustrations done by the author The story tackles political and social issues, human rights and animal rights, and family and friendships, and growing up It s one of those stories that suddenly makes you insightful and reflective no matter how impossible you think the whole story is I think this is a brilliant graphic novel and it makes me proud that it is done by a Pinoy veers from hyperextended allegory on racial prejudice to domestic melodrama pretty corny throughout, especially the chicken feed scenes Anyhow, the corniness is cut nicely with non aggressive weirdness I wanted to say unself conscious weirdness , but who can ever say for sure I liked the opening sequence best POV shot of some Filipino dude m bating to the Internet his eyes drift ceiling ward as he s about to come, a single feather floating aimlessly in the air Alanguilan s veers from hyperextended allegory on racial prejudice to domestic melodrama pretty corny throughout, especially the chicken feed scenes Anyhow, the corniness is cut nicely with non aggressive weirdness I wanted to say unself conscious weirdness , but who can ever say for sure I liked the opening sequence best POV shot of some Filipino dude m bating to the Internet his eyes drift ceiling ward as he s about to come, a single feather floating aimlessly in the air Alanguilan s texture heavy drawings are well suited to portraying the natural beauty of the Filipino countryside I especially like the quilted hatching or whatever you call that technique that he uses for objects in shadow, backgrounds, and faraway objects It s the black and white comix equivalent of an obviously painted backdrop in the movies it heightens the theatricality of his characters interactions with one another Alanguilan s figure work is a little stiff, which isn t conspicuous when most of the figures are talking chickens, but acartoony approach might have allowed him greater emotional range, funnier jokes,readable character designs, etc His art reminds me of Jason Lutes in Berlin , except with acinematic sweep.I love reading Filipino syntax and word choice in English, but I wonder how much of that stuff non flippy readers will care about or notice.Nobody s going to enshrine this book as the successor to Maus Despite similarities in theme and modus operandi, Maus is serious business, and Elmer is trash For what it s worth, though, the two are about even in entertainment value My boyfriend reads a lot of superhero comics, which he insists are good but which sound crappy He also has a thing for chickens, which is obvious in the amount of chicken knicknacks he has One day, he showed me this graphic novel he bought at the comic book store Look at this, he said A comic about what would happen if chickens gained human intelligence and speech Cool I said, secretly thinking it sounded lame Later on, he brought this silly book to my house and told me I should rea My boyfriend reads a lot of superhero comics, which he insists are good but which sound crappy He also has a thing for chickens, which is obvious in the amount of chicken knicknacks he has One day, he showed me this graphic novel he bought at the comic book store Look at this, he said A comic about what would happen if chickens gained human intelligence and speech Cool I said, secretly thinking it sounded lame Later on, he brought this silly book to my house and told me I should read it because it was good and he thought I would like it Whatever At least it looked short.So I read it And I will say, I was totally wrong about it This book was amazing This is played totally straight, with all the seriousness of a book about the holocaust And it works Boy howdy, does it work.The story focuses on a second generation setient chicken who is given his father s diary, which he started keeping as soon as he learned to speak and write The book describes the terrible ordeal his father, a fighting cock on a farm in the Phillipines, went through when every chicken suddenly became intelligent, being hidden from frightened and murderous humans by a sympathetic farmer, and the whole chicken civil rights movement.Sounds silly, I know But it was amazing I would highly recommend it to people like me who love serious graphic novels And I can t wait to readby this author I ve waited forthan two years to get my hands on a copy of Gerry Alanguilan s Elmer More than two years since I ve read a critic raved that this is the great Filipino novel, only with chickens I ve gotten my hands on a second Philippine edition Suffice to say, I was not disappointed.Just like how Elmer s chickens spontaneously developed sentience and speech, is how the Philippine comic scene birthed great comics these past few years Elmer, along with Trese by Budjette Tan and KaJo Bald I ve waited forthan two years to get my hands on a copy of Gerry Alanguilan s Elmer More than two years since I ve read a critic raved that this is the great Filipino novel, only with chickens I ve gotten my hands on a second Philippine edition Suffice to say, I was not disappointed.Just like how Elmer s chickens spontaneously developed sentience and speech, is how the Philippine comic scene birthed great comics these past few years Elmer, along with Trese by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo, are the vanguard of this new independent comics renaissance It seemed like people were coming out of the woodwork that were excellent in producing great comics.This is probably Alanguilan s best work, story wise and art wise His story, about the rise of the sentient chicken in human society, is not so much about racial tension Elmer, is about a rooster, Jake coming to grips with the legacy of his father, the eponymous Elmer, and Elmer s role in their short history as human chickens, his love for his wife and family and his contribution to the world The two have been estranged for so long that it took Elmer s diary, which he bequeathed to Jake, to help the son to accept his father s place in the world and his own place as his son It is a story about relationships and what it took to keep them alive.The art is phenomenal, as it is lushly detailed, especially Alanguilan s splash pages of rural scenes and that awesome sunset He also betrays his architecture pedigree with his meticulously designed buildings Those buildings really look like they exist or if not, can be built from the specifications you can get from his pages.This tale about anthropomorphic chickens inspired me to compare it to Maus I have not yet read Art Spiegelman s opus, but when I get the chance to, I have feeling Elmer can hold its own against a Pulitzer Prize winning book.Add one book to my to read list and add Elmer to yours if you haven t already I borrowed this book from the library and put it off so long, going as far as to accidentally lose it in the passenger foot well of my car, thus incurring that volume with incurable water damage I returned it to the library unread and received an email not long after, charging me for the damage I paid the fee and became the owner of Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan Well, at this point I was determined to get my money s worth.And, boy, did I Think about it How long have we been eating chicken For I borrowed this book from the library and put it off so long, going as far as to accidentally lose it in the passenger foot well of my car, thus incurring that volume with incurable water damage I returned it to the library unread and received an email not long after, charging me for the damage I paid the fee and became the owner of Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan Well, at this point I was determined to get my money s worth.And, boy, did I Think about it How long have we been eating chicken For as long as humanity remembers Now what if all the chickens simultaneously, in the blink of a second, gained sentience Lost, tethered in a monstrous existence in the well of a yawning new intelligence, the chickens thrash about in confused panic to understand what happened If the chickens had it bad, how bad do you think the humans took it Deftly chronicling this alternate history of the world through the eyes of a second generation sentient chicken Jake Gallo, Alanguilan brings home an absurd concept and brings it to life with compassion, humor, and realism This is not just a comic book It is a morality story We feel Jake s pain at losing his father, and his dawning understanding as he peruses his inheritance, the book his father has been writing for as long as he could remember We explore the dual perspectives of before and after the chickens become intelligent This was a nice surprise, and was worth all the trouble it took to find itself in my hands