Pinball: A Graphic History of the Silver Ball

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6.6 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author
Jon Chad is obsessed with giant robots, screen-printing, and bookmaking. Chad has been commissioned by Cartoon Network to make artist books based on shows like Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball. He is the author of Leo Geo, Science Comics: Volcanoes, the illustrator of Science Comics: Solar System, and the creator of the multi-format immersion narrative BAD MASK. He also drew the art package for The Jetsons pinball machine for The Pinball Company and Spooky Pinball.

"In this nonfiction work, Chad tells the improbably exciting story of the development of the pinball machine, including the fact the game was outlawed for nearly 30 years for its connection to gambling and the mob." --New York Times

"Beautifully drawn color graphics loaded with informed historical text, here's the story of why pinball is popular and a focus of today's video-game arcade rooms." --New York Public Library, from their Best Books of 2022 list

"The author successfully packages the minutiae of pinball's existence with dynamic art and vivid coloring assisted by Luke Healy. Cracking this one open evokes the delight of snapping back the launcher in the arcade." --Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"This is a vibrant, colorful love letter to pinball that will leave readers longing for the sounds of the arcade... Perfect for both fans of microhistories and the history of gaming." --Booklist