Monica : ‘A master. An auteur. Period’ Guillermo del Toro-9781787334861

Monica : ‘A master. An auteur. Period’ Guillermo del Toro

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Author(s): Clowes, Daniel,
Binding: Hardback,
Date of Publication: 12/10/2023,
Pagination: 112 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd,
Published By: Vintage Publishing,
Book Classification: Fiction & related items,
Dimensions: 216 x 286 x 18
ISBN13/EAN/SKU: 9781787334861

This is Monica, one ordinary woman’s extraordinary journey through the history of comics – from the creator of Ghost World***AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023***'Pitch-perfect... Could not put it down'OBSERVER'In Monica, Clowes reaches a new artistic peak'VANITY FAIRA dazzling, spectacular tapestry of interconnected narratives that together tell a life story, Monica is the new graphic novel from one of the most iconic storytellers of all time. This eponymous protagonist is a rag-to-riches character who, after being abandoned by her freewheelin' parents in childhood, succeeds in clawing her way to the top - only to lose it all in a stroke of bad luck. She lives out the rest of her days in search of her parents, encountering a cast of eccentric characters who help to piece together her story.

This graphic novel extravaganza is an unforgettable ode to the many genres that have defined the comics form - from war, romance and horror to crime and the supernatural. Mysterious, uncategorisable and quintessentially Clowesian, here is a multi-layered masterpiece born of a lifetime of inspiration. Monica marks the creative apex of Daniel Clowes' distinguished career, one of the defining voices of the graphic novel boom over the past quarter-century.