Walking the Dog (Hardback)
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Walking the Dog (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 31/12/2009
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Approaching fifty, and warned by his doctor that he's drinking too much and needs to take more exercise, David Hughes is given a dog for his birthday - Dexter, a wire-haired fox terrier. Hughes' daily walks with Dexter form the spine of Walking the Dog. We eavesdrop on their encounters with fellow dog-walkers ('Hello Hector', 'Hello Chester'...) and on Hughes' thoughts as he plods along carrying a plastic bag of poo. He begins to remember moments from his past, dark memories of murder and violence. He explores his own fantasies and obsessions. From the gentle comedy of the early pages, Walking the Dog is transformed into something deeper and more disturbing. This will be a landmark book in the field of graphic literature. The drawing is sublime, the imagination extraordinary, the ambition unequalled.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224082297
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1765 g
Dimensions: 264 x 265 x 30 mm


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"Extraordinary . . . Anarchy reigns. It's a sketchbook on speed: spidery pencil lines; furious crossings out; sprawling handwriting. Even the ISBN number on the first page has been drawn in his inimitable hand. . . . Highly satisfying." "Guardian""


"Extraordinary . . . Anarchy reigns. It's a sketchbook on speed: spidery pencil lines; furious crossings out; sprawling handwriting. Even the ISBN number on the first page has been drawn in his inimitable hand. . . . Highly satisfying." --Guardian


"An extraordinary work . . . he is all the better for being new to the supposed rules of the graphic novel, because he brings invention, wit, confusion and occasional anarchic genius. From neat manuscript or inky typewriting to photo-collages, dense comics or full-page pictures, there is no preparing for what will confront you with each turn of the square page." --Times Literary Supplement

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“Walking the Dog”

When illustrator David Hughes approached his fiftieth birthday, he turned himself in at his local surgery for a mid-life MOT and was not overwhelmingly surprised to be told by his GP that he was drinking far too much... More

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