The Well-Dressed Bear Will (Never) Be Found

Jarod Roselló


The Well-Dressed Bear Will (Never) Be Found

The Well-Dressed Bear Will (Never) Be Found

  • Title: The Well-Dressed Bear Will (Never) Be Found
  • Author: Jarod Roselló
  • ISBN: 9780990602040
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Paperback



There is a bear loose in the city He is violent and unpredictable A menace If you see this bear, please contact the authorities Do not approach him, do not call out to him, do not follow him into alleyways or darkened places Do not go looking for this bear He is very dangerous He is also very hard to find.


Recent Comments "The Well-Dressed Bear Will (Never) Be Found"

Kafkaesque, Calvino-referencing, suffused with whimsical melancholy, The Well-Dressed Bear's identity crisis is a pleasure to hold in your hands. It also makes me miss landline phones with long, curly handset cords. Highly recommended graphic novel.

"Would the Well-Dressed Bear have learned anything from finishing 'if on a winter’s night a traveler?' Maybe, but maybe he’d be too busy, like most of us, living a version of the story, a version of the heady framework that pieces it together, being interrupted over and over again by a madness that, contained within, is an escape from one identity to another, an opportunity to be a world within a world. There exists for him and for us all a fear of what we may become, what we may already be. [...]

"Roselló’s Well-Dressed Bear lives in a world in shambles, answering the phone over and over again, never hanging up though the call is never for him. As with most good metaphors, this doesn’t require a load of coursework to both comprehend and connect. The nihilism would be easy to read into, but it’s almost too easy. Nihilism itself is only as meaningful as what it’s rejecting, and even buildings are on fire, storefronts are broken down, streets and sidewalks are a mess of debris and [...]

Sparse, spooky, and on subsequent reads not sparse at all -- layered with imagery that speaks to prejudice and identity. Rosello's precise decision about the tyranny of the phone (and the disembodied desperate voice within it) is marvelous, and the faceless hooded waifs/spirits/street denizens echo Claudia Rankine's Citizen which echoes the Trayvon Martin murder. I'm teaching this pocket-sized graphic novel next semester to a "reading fiction" course; I think it will be an eye-opener to my stude [...]

He's lonely. He's confused. He's the Well-Dressed Bear, Jarod Roselló's softer and fuzzier and much more lovable version of the gaunt guys who wander, wordless, through nameless cities in the works of graphic novelists Lynn Ward and Frans Masereel. This charming and quirky comic is sad and funny. Readers will enjoy both the story and illustrations.

WOWZA IDK WHAT I WAS EXPECTING BUT IT WASNT THAT LEMME TELL YA

Sad, funny, lovingly drawn, it's a comic with pathos-drenched teeth. Layered and commanding. Who is the bear and why doesn't he want to be found? I've never wanted a hoodie less.

Marvelous.

Simple and spare, but consistent and effective. I really loved it.


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