It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken
"Seth really knocks me out....He has such an instinct for knowing what the most important image is in any scene, and he combines that with real insight -- which is a kind of magic in any genre. He is the perfect example of why graphic novels should be taken more seriously. I can't say enough good things about him."
-- Aimee Mann (Singer/songwriter)
"After spending so much of my youth hoarding cardboard cartons of comics, it was a grand delight to discover this comic narrative written for adults. This graceful, simple and compelling book tells the story of a good life lived simply."
-- Stuart McLean (host of CBC Radio's "The Vinyl Cafe")
In his first graphic novel, It's a Good Life, if You Don't Weaken -- one of the most acclaimed D&Q titles -- Seth pays homage to the wit and sophistication of the magazine cartoon. Disaffected by the crassness of contemporary culture Seth takes refuge in a quest to uncover the life and work of Kalo, a forgotten New Yorker cartoonist from the 1940s, but his obsession blinds him to his increasingly withdrawn lover and the quiet desperation of his family. Charming old-fashioned style characterizes this gently wry modern quest tale about longing, anxiety and the lessons of nostalgia.