The Adventures of Unemployed Man is a hilarious and brilliant graphic novel done in the style of classic superhero comics.
The book quickly became a national and international bestseller—and one of the best-reviewed graphic novels of the year. It was dubbed “the funniest economic primer ever written” (Salon) and a book that “should be read by everyone” (The Guardian).
The art is done by such comics masters as Ramona Fradon, Rick Veitch, Michael Netzer, Terry Beatty, Josef Rubenstein, Benton Jew, Thomas Yeates, Shawn Martinbrough, Clem Robins, Tom Orzechowski, Thomas Mauer and Lee Loughridge. Every page is a stunning work of art in itself. In fact, many pages are now limited-edition fine art posters.
Press and praise for The Adventures of Unemployed Man:
TOP PICK: NY TIMES GIFT GUIDE. “Societal woes are deftly handled. THE ADVENTURES OF UNEMPLOYED MAN is a satirical look at politics, the economy and superheroes—though not necessarily in that order.”
—New York Times
BEST FICTION BOOKS. “Any number of recent books, from 13 BANKERS to TOO BIG TO FAIL, can give readers a comprehensive explanation of how the American economy crashed. But how many of these works feature superheroes in tights? An ABSURDLY FUNNY and VERY SMART TAKE ON THE ROOTS AND EFFECTS OF THE RECESSION.” Read more…
—San Francisco Times
GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE MONTH. “This Swiftian telling of the recession story is a tonic for the toiling classes…This book is so good it might cause a rare outbreak of shame among the ruling classes…Gaze on it and weep, guys.” Read more…
“HILARIOUS, CLEVER, VERY RELEVANT, AND REMARKABLY INSIGHTFUL AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING.” Read more…
“A BEAUTIFUL graphic novel, this really is a HIGH-QUALITY piece of work.” Read more…
“Exposes, with LAUGH OUT LOUD YET SOPHISTICATED WIT, the desperate situation many Americans find themselves in today.” Read more…
This is the SMARTEST and MOST COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL CRITIQUE I’ve read in years.” Read more…
BEST NEW GRAPHIC NOVELS. “INGENIOUSLY ILLUSTRATED and garnished with trenchant social commentary…FUNNIEST ECONOMIC PRIMER EVER WRITTEN.” Read more…
“PERFECTLY CONCEIVED IN BOTH TONE AND DESIGN. The Adventures of Unemployed Man is a perfect assessment of the economic difficulties in which many of us find ourselves.” Read more…
BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE YEAR. “Origen and Golan have ONE HELL OF A STORY on their hands, and it couldn’t have been told better by anyone else.” Read more…
—Graphic Novel Reporter
“Thoughtful, uproariously witty, and brilliantly SUCCESSFUL ON EVERY LEVEL.”
The Adventures of Unemployed Man was published in French in 2013: Les Adventures D’Ultra Chomeur!
- Origen and Golan on CNN
- Unemployed Man vs. Superlotto – CNN
- Attack on The Middle Class – Mother Jones
- Superhero for Today – WNYC
- Superheroes and Activism – Campus Progress
- Heroes of The Great Recession – CUNY
- How Unemployed Man Can Save the World
- Unemployed Man Proves Superheroes Aren’t Recession-Proof
Visit the official book site: The Adventures of Unemployed Man