Kingdom (Hardback)
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Kingdom (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 01/10/2018
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Kingdom forges a story in the parts of a vacation we like to forget--the arguments, the poor weather, the moments of quiet solitude. This detailed graphic novel follows a family on their vacation to a small campground, where teenager Andrew explores the dunes in relative solitude, and Suzie navigates childhood in the wake of her older brother.

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
ISBN: 9781910620243
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 255 x 185 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An atmospheric and beautifully executed slice of family vacation life."
-Booklist

". . . 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."
-Comics Beat

"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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“A holiday that was not quite as good as I hoped.”

I was sent this book in exchange for an honest review.

Being a Nobrow book this looks fantastic, like all their publications the artwork is beautiful, you could cut out any page, frame it and have a wonderful... More

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“A beautiful and subtly revealing reading experience that sensitively portrays space, place and family dynamics.”

There is something about the caravan holiday experience. You set off full of promise, with involuntary pipe-dreams of making new friends, romantic connections and wild adventures. Ultimately though there seems to be... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
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“Melancholic observation”

A book that perfectly captures a moment in time. The artwork is striking and nostalgic, as other reviewers have said, you could frame any page. A beautiful translation of boredom, family dynamics, and the under... More

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