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Recommended. By Jon McNaught. Kingdom forges a story in the parts of a vacation we like to forget--the arguments, the poor weather, the moments of quiet solitude. This detailed graphic novel follows a British family on their vacation to a small campground, where teenager Andrew explores the dunes in relative solitude, and Suzie navigates childhood in the wake of her older brother. Told in a color-woodblock style, with amazing numbers of often-tiny panels, this is richly illustrated and sparsely worded. It explores the rhythms of nature, the passing of time, and the beauty and boredom of a summer holiday. Odd but interesting!!

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Kingdom forges a story in the parts of a vacation we like to forget--the arguments, the poor weather, the moments of quiet solitude. This detailed graphic novel follows a British family on their vacation to a small campground, where teenager Andrew explores the dunes in relative solitude, and Suzie navigates childhood in the wake of her older brother. Told in a color-woodblock style, with amazing numbers of often-tiny panels, this is richly illustrated and sparsely worded. It explores the rhythms of nature, the passing of time, and the beauty and boredom of a summer holiday. Odd but interesting!!

Fond memories and old habits compete with modern distractions in this contemplative and atmospheric new work from Jon McNaught, with a meditative art style that makes the ordinary extraordinary. A family sets off for a long weekend at a campground next to the ocean. We follow them through the familiar landscapes of a summer break: gas stations, windswept cliffs, dilapidated museums, and tourist gift shops.

A great new story for fans of Richard McGuire or of Chris Ware, who works in a similar format of tons of tiny panels and sometimes near-wordless storytelling.

McNaught was born in 1985 and lives in Bristol, England, where he draws comics and works as an illustrator, printmaking instructor (so in evidence here) and occasional teacher. He is also a regular cover artist for the London Review of Books. His previous books with Nobrow are Birchfield Close, Pebble Island, and Dockwood (winner of the Angouleme "Prix Révélation" award in 2012.

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Item Code KINDH
Publisher Nobrow
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781910620243
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 128pg
Color Tritone
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