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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 upended...by 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.
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Cartoonist Collins’ debut graphic novel is a long, smooth fable of a man whose unkempt facial hair ravages the tidy city of Here...With its archetypical conflict and deliberate dissection of language, the story seems aimed at delivering a moral...Rich, creamy art and playful paneling make for a fun read.Read Full Review of The Gigantic Beard That was Evil | See more reviews from Kirkus
A fairytale for adults that children will also adore, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is surely destined to become a classic...Read Full Review of The Gigantic Beard That was Evil | See more reviews from Guardian
...an imaginative and funny fable that can be enjoyed on its own terms and as a nicely judged satire on ignorance, routine and the deadening influence of corporate and celebrity culture.Read Full Review of The Gigantic Beard That was Evil | See more reviews from Guardian
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is the very first graphic novel for Collins, but the experienced newspaper cartoonist already displays a tight, unshowy command of his gifts.Read Full Review of The Gigantic Beard That was Evil | See more reviews from NPR
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