Pat Hobby

F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic Pat Hobby series in graphic novel form! Exciting first issue! "The Homes of the Stars"! (Not Available In the US!)

Pat Hobby may be an alcoholic, morally challenged, bitter, broken down “49 year-old” script writer whose best days are behind him but the imagination and creativity which long ago abandoned him at the typewriter leaps to life in his endless energetic schemes to wrestle minor financial concessions from the great and near great of the Godlen Age Hollywood studio system that has passed him by.  In his glory days the work averse Hobby made “2,500 a week” went through 3 wives; all of whom gave up on obtaining alimony from him, and had a swimming pool. Now over a decade later he’s reduced to defrauding star struck tourists and skulking around the gates of the studios looking for charity “script polish jobs” --his best work includes substituting “scram!” for “get out of here!” -- from passing producers.

Pat Hobby, the writer who doesn’t read, the “set up man” who has no time for “art” was the comedic outlet for the frustrations and humiliations F. Scott Fitzgerald endured between 1937 and 1940 when the once lionized author, out of pressing pecuniary need and a fascination with this relatively new media, made his own deal with the studio devils. 

In our first edition of the Pat Hobby series we illustrate Fitzgerald's " Homes of the Stars" an excellent introduction to the Pat Hobby character and his misadventures.  In this tale a, once again, down on his luck Pat spots one of his beloved "angles"  when some well off tourists mistake him for a tourist guide who can  take them to the homes of the stars! This first story even includes a handy illustrates appendix identifying the many now obscure time bound references made by our favourite Hollywood hack.

NOTE: OUR PAT HOBBY SERIES IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHERE THE FITZGERALD'S PAT HOBBY WORK IS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. ( Fitzgerald died in 1940, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.)

English version now available on Amazon!

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