Kingdom (Hardback)Jon McNaught (author,illustrator)
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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 giftshops. Richly illustrated and sparsely worded, Kingdom explores the rhythms of nature, the passing of time, and the beauty and boredom of a summer holiday. A great new story for fans of Richard McGuire.
Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 255 x 185 mm
". . . this is a beautiful rumination on the cross-section between tradition and moving on, about the escapable forces that peck away at the bubbles we build around ourselves, and about the hidden parts of the world that make it so rich."
"There's a filmic quality to McNaught's shots, a pacing and spacing reminiscent of Terrence Malick's films . . . We can recognize in the narrative the non-narrative of our own lives, the little scraps and sequences and moods and motifs that we convert into experience, into memory, into our own sense of self. This strange recognition has a subtle but affecting power. It makes revisiting McNaught's work such a pleasure---and it makes me anticipate future volumes from the artist. Highly recommended."
-The Comics Journal
"You can pretty much feel yourself at the shore, and then when it ends you kinda come back out. It's almost like you go into a hypnotic trance and are there viscerally, and then you're back out [...] It's the kind of unique book that Nobrow's bringing to the table that you just don't find anywhere else these days."
-Jason Wood, 11 O'Clock Comics podcast
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