The Motherless Oven

Forced from his routine with just three weeks until his deathday, Scarper Lee, along with friends Vera and Castro, travels to the motherless oven, where children create their parents, to search for his missing brass sculpture father.

Author: Rob Davis

Publisher: SelfMadeHero

ISBN: 190683881X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Forced from his routine with just three weeks until his deathday, Scarper Lee, along with friends Vera and Castro, travels to the motherless oven, where children create their parents, to search for his missing brass sculpture father.
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The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction 1980 2018

... including in the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) by entertainers, etc. For a review, see E. Szep, 'The Motherless Oven', The Comics Journal (2016), www.tcj.com/reviews/the-motherless-oven/. R. Davis, The Motherless Oven ...

Author: Peter Boxall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108483414

Category: Literary Criticism

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Gives a comprehensive critical picture of the development of British fiction from the election of Thatcher to the present.
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The Narratology of Comic Art

... culturally bound rule of depicting forward movement from left to right (in a panel as on the page) whereas movement from right to left typically denotes return.8 For instance, in Rob Davis's graphic novel The Motherless Oven (2014), ...

Author: Kai Mikkonen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315410128

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 313

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By placing comics in a lively dialogue with contemporary narrative theory, The Narratology of Comic Art builds a systematic theory of narrative comics, going beyond the typical focus on the Anglophone tradition. This involves not just the exploration of those properties in comics that can be meaningfully investigated with existing narrative theory, but an interpretive study of the potential in narratological concepts and analytical procedures that has hitherto been overlooked. This research monograph is, then, not an application of narratology in the medium and art of comics, but a revision of narratological concepts and approaches through the study of narrative comics. Thus, while narratology is brought to bear on comics, equally comics are brought to bear on narratology.
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Picturing Childhood

Jorge Luis Borges's metaphysics and Marx's conspicuous consumption inform the vision of The Motherless Oven (2014). Davis's teens, Scarper Lee, Vera Pike, and Castro Smith, live in a world where the parents are birthed by a motherless ...

Author: Mark Heimermann

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477311646

Category: Literary Criticism

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Comics and childhood have had a richly intertwined history for nearly a century. From Richard Outcault's Yellow Kid, Winsor McCay's Little Nemo, and Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie to Hergé's Tintin (Belgium), José Escobar's Zipi and Zape (Spain), and Wilhelm Busch's Max and Moritz (Germany), iconic child characters have given both kids and adults not only hours of entertainment but also an important vehicle for exploring children's lives and the sometimes challenging realities that surround them. Bringing together comic studies and childhood studies, this pioneering collection of essays provides the first wide-ranging account of how children and childhood, as well as the larger cultural forces behind their representations, have been depicted in comics from the 1930s to the present. The authors address issues such as how comics reflect a spectrum of cultural values concerning children, sometimes even resisting dominant cultural constructions of childhood; how sensitive social issues, such as racial discrimination or the construction and enforcement of gender roles, can be explored in comics through the use of child characters; and the ways in which comics use children as metaphors for other issues or concerns. Specific topics discussed in the book include diversity and inclusiveness in Little Audrey comics of the 1950s and 1960s, the fetishization of adolescent girls in Japanese manga, the use of children to build national unity in Finnish wartime comics, and how the animal/child hybrids in Sweet Tooth act as a metaphor for commodification.
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His Motherless Little Twins

Dinah spun away from the stove and almost bumped into Eric. ... eyes twinkled so brightly she had to avert her eyes, stare at loaves of bread she'd pulled out of the oven just a while ago. ... Whirling back 44 HIS MOTHERLESS LITTLE TWINS.

Author: Dianne Drake

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426856938

Category: Fiction

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Nurse Dinah Corday has temporarily escaped to the remote calm of White Elk. But a warm welcome is the last thing she receives from the town's pediatric surgeon. Dr. Eric Ramsey couldn't be more standoffish—or more good-looking! Yet Dinah senses hidden depths beneath the widower's cool exterior, and together with his adorable twin daughters, he soon gets under her skin. Dinah is the first woman to catch Eric's eye in more than five years, and his twins love her. But Eric must ask himself if he's ready to let his broken heart be mended….
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The Can Opener s Daughter

Her father is a can opener. Charting Vera's childhood, the second part of Rob Davis' trilogy takes us from her home in Parliament to suicide school, and from the Bear Park to the black woods that lie beyond.

Author: Rob Davis

Publisher: SelfMadeHero

ISBN: 1910593176

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Vera's mother is the Weather Clock; she presides over the satellite town of Head Acre, which hovers a few hundred feet above Bear Park. Her father is a can opener; he spends most of his time in Vera's pocket. The Acre is a cruel and oppressive place, shaped by the dictatorship of Vera's omnipotent, megalomaniac mother: the Prime Minister of Weather and Chance. No wonder Vera fled. Stranded in the dark wood beyond Bear Park's boundary fence, the teenage Vera Pike again finds herself looking for an escape route. At the police station, her friend Scarper Lee is in a pickle jar, alive for now, but only until tomorrow: his deathday. Vera hatches a plan. But with the help of Castro Smith, can she save Scarper from his certain fate? The Can Opener's Daughter is a dark and inventive coming-of-age tale, both a companion piece to Davis's Eisner-nominated The Motherless Oven and an impressive standalone graphic novel.
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New Peterson Magazine

She kept your mother was , you'll be the very best man her eyes going from her baby to the brick oven ; in Fisherville . And I believe you will . ... I'll tell you Jesse Chapin has baked for Thanksgiving . ... ΙΠ Ε MOTHERLESS . was .

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ISBN: CHI:74717687

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Reality

A few hours after , as the day was dawning , the schooner Eliza Jane was spreading all her white canvas to the wind , and gliding around the light - house point , was soon out of sight of Decoven . But the motherless boy was not on ...

Author: Louisa Caroline Tuthill

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89099240533

Category: Man-woman relationships

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Peterson s Magazine

Guess how many pies Mrs. Jesse Chapin has baked for Thanksgiving . ... She kept her eyes going from her baby to the brick oven ; from the brick oven to the stove - oven ; she sat in her low , old kitchen ... 216 Τ Η Ε MOTHERLESS .

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ISBN: PRNC:32101076519873

Category: American literature

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The Book of Forks

With The Book of Forks, Rob Davis completes his abstract adventure trilogy by stepping inside Castro's disintegrating mind to reveal the truth about the history of the world, the meaning of existence, and the purpose of kitchen scales.

Author: Rob Davis

Publisher: SelfMadeHero

ISBN: 1910593737

Category: Death

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The much-anticipated final volume of Rob Davis's dark and inventive trilogy The Motherless Ovenand The Can Opener's Daughtermay have raised more questions than they answered, but The Book of Forks explains everything. Castro Smith finds himself imprisoned within the mysterious Power Station, writing his Book of Forks while navigating baffling daily meetings with Poly, a troubled young woman who may be his teacher, his doctor, his prison guard . . . or something else entirely. Meanwhile, back home, Vera and Scarper's search for their missing friend takes them through the chaotic war zone of the Bear Park and into new and terrifying worlds. With The Book of Forks, Rob Davis completes his abstract adventure trilogy by stepping inside Castro's disintegrating mind to reveal the truth about the history of the world, the meaning of existence, and the purpose of kitchen scales.
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