Monica : 'A master. An auteur. Period' Guillermo del Toro-9781787334861

Monica : 'A master. An auteur. Period' Guillermo del Toro by Clowes, Daniel

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Author: Clowes, Daniel

War & combat fiction

Published on 12 October 2023 by Vintage Publishing (Jonathan Cape Ltd) in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 112 pages
216 x 286 x 18 | 770g

This is Monica, one ordinary woman's extraordinary journey through the history of comics - from the creator of Ghost World'A masterpiece'JUNOT DIAZ, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao'In Monica, Clowes reaches a new artistic peak'VANITY FAIR'One of the most notable comic artists of our era'NPRA dazzling, spectacular tapestry of interconnected narratives that together tell a life story, Monica is the new graphic novel from one of the most iconic storytellers of all time. This eponymous protagonist is a rag-to-riches character who, after being abandoned by her freewheelin' parents in childhood, succeeds in clawing her way to the top - only to lose it all in a stroke of bad luck. She lives out the rest of her days in search of her parents, encountering a cast of eccentric characters who help to piece together her story.

This graphic novel extravaganza is an unforgettable ode to the many genres that have defined the comics form - from war, romance and horror to crime and the supernatural. Mysterious, uncategorisable and quintessentially Clowesian, here is a multi-layered masterpiece born of a lifetime of inspiration. Monica marks the creative apex of Daniel Clowes' distinguished career, one of the defining voices of the graphic novel boom over the past quarter-century.