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Mooncop Hardcover – September 20, 2016
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"Mooncop [is a] light, rueful comedy, whose motor is the absence of anything happening [...] long, lovely silent passages...Even when dreams don't quite work out, the book suggests, it can still be possible to find beauty in them."―The New York Times
"This British cartoonist is a master of heightening humor through restraint."―The Washington Post
"Mooncop is a great exercise in restraint: a brief page count, panels with an Ernie Bushmiller level of minimalism, emotions expressed with body language and a few words...Gauld mixes sweetness and melancholy in a story that's slim but not slight."―Paste
"A short comic, but a resonant one...leave it to Gauld to find the quiet bit of poetry in bad news."―GQ
"Cool, serene, and funny... like a Jim Jarmusch view of a fiercely inglorious future."―Publishers Weekly
"In Gauld’s hands, even the moon... is really just another setting for a beautifully-observed story of daily life, its worries and frustrations."―Creative Review
"Gauld['s] minimalist aesthetic and deadpan sense of humor ... work wonderfully together to bring levity to the emotional crisis in these pages."―The AV Club
"The subject and setting [of Mooncop] are perfectly suited for the artist who has steadfastly developed an impressively dry, quietly absurd sense of humor."―Noah Van Sciver, The Comics Journal
"At its heart, Mooncop provides an optimistic, rich metaphor for life... a fun, clever meditation on what it means to be human."―Nerdist
"The humor in Mooncop is quieter, sadder, more humane ... the detail [Gauld] packs into each panel is gorgeous: the empty landscape of the moon is made up of thousands of tiny wiggly lines, a sea of stone set against an indigo sky."―The Seattle Review of Books
"[Mooncop is] as slight and lovely as its themes are ponderous and difficult... This is a small book with a big heart, and it sticks with you."―Flood Magazine
"Slice-of-life science fiction and masterful cartooning make this a can’t-miss release."―Blastr
About the Author
Tom Gauld is a cartoonist and illustrator. He has weekly comic strips in The Guardian and New Scientist and his comics have been published in The New York Times and The Believer. In addition to his graphic novels Goliathand You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, he has designed a number of book covers. Gauld lives and works in London.
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I gave it to my brother as a Christmas present, after he read the sample from Free Comic Book Day 2016 and loved it.
It's a short little book, but well worth your time when bought at Amazon's price. :)