The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil (Hardcover)

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Bookseller: Zazu
Title: The Gigantic Beard that was Evil


This is what a graphic novel is supposed to be. Collins makes the writing and the drawings interact together  to create something wholly new, something that would be impossible to express without the two interwoven art forms. And what it expresses is both humourous and wise and relatable to every human who has ever faced that terrifying thing we call change. Dive into this book and prepared to be hypnotized by its lyrical prose, captivating images, and thought-provoking (and giggle-inducing!) story. 

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The job of the skin is to keep it all in...

On the island of Here, livin's easy. Conduct is orderly. Lawns are neat. Citizens are clean shaven-and Dave is the most fastidious of them all. Dave is bald, but for a single hair. He loves drawing, his desk job, and the Bangles. But on one fateful day, his life is an unstoppable (yet pretty impressive) beard.

An off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, Stephen Collins' The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is a darkly funny meditation on life, death, and what it means to be different--and a timeless ode to the art of beard maintenance.

About the Author

Stephen Collins was born in 1980 and grew up in south London. He began cartooning in 2003, and has since won several awards, including the Jonathan Cape/Observer Graphic Short Story Prize and the inaugural 9th Art Award. His work has appeared in many publications worldwide, including Wired, GQ, and the BBC, and he contributes regular comics to the Guardian Weekend and Prospect magazine. He lives near Hertford with his wife and a well-charged beard trimmer.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250050397
ISBN-10: 1250050391
Publisher: Picador USA
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Pages: 240
Language: English