Eustace by Steven Harris

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Eustace is an endearing, strange character who is easy to love. Even when it’s unclear whether Eustace is dreaming,, it doesn’t matter—this is an amazing book that is introducing an important new talent.
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A blackly comic, surreal, and exquisitely rendered work—and an assured debut

Poor Eustace is not very well. Convalescing in bed, his world is confined to the four walls of his grand and gloomy room. His days are spent in wild imaginings, punctuated by the occasional visit from his mother and a legion of aunties, who fuss and smother Eustace. But then his wicked uncle arrives in a cloud of pipe smoke, accompanied by a swelling cast of prostitutes, hoodlums, drunkards, and assorted hangers-on. Suddenly Eustace finds himself transformed from invalid to the star of a glittering and decadent social scene, serving drinks and holding court from his enormous bed. That is, until his uncle's past begins to catch up with him. Set in the 1930s, and with a delightfully charming and precocious central character, Eustace marks the debut of a wonderful new graphic novelist.

 

About Steven Harris

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STEVEN HARRIS is a British cartoonist and writer, based in London. He has illustrated a range of books for the Nightingale Press's "Modern Anthropology" range of humorous "Modern Guides," including "Hats" (which he also authored), "Drink," and "Spectacles." He is also the author of the long-running web comics "Paper Cuts" and "Eustace," both published on H2G2 under the pseudonym spimcoot. "Eustace" is his first full-length graphic novel.
 
Published October 1, 2014 by Random House UK. 280 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels.
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Nov 03 2014

Eustace is an endearing, strange character who is easy to love. Even when it’s unclear whether Eustace is dreaming,, it doesn’t matter—this is an amazing book that is introducing an important new talent.

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Reviewed by James Smart on Mar 01 2013

The result is surreal, vigorous and sometimes even joyful, but threats...are never far away. Grim realities, for Harris, lurk behind the most aristocratic facades.

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