The ineffable nature of grieving and belief inspires a tender, gritty, and breathtaking work of graphic storytelling from the creators of The Savage.
"Slogger, man," I said. "Your dads dead."
"I know that, Davie. But its him. Hes come back again, like he said he would."
Do you believe in life after death? Slog does. He believes that the scruffy man on a bench outside the butcher shop is his dad, returned to visit him one last time. Slog's friend Davie isn't so sure. Can it be that some mysteries are never meant to be solved? And that belief, at times, is its own reward? The acclaimed creators of The Savage reunite for a feat of graphic storytelling that defies categorization. Eerie, poignant, and masterful, Slogs Dad is a tale of astonishing power and complexity.
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"A very touching graphic novel." - The Bookseller
"Starred Review. McKean's images are edgy and startling, helping to create a stunning match of them with the words. Ages 7up." - Publishers Weekly
'This is every bit as powerful, as moving, as magical as The Savage... Slog's Dad is an incredible work." - Forbidden Planet
"The sad, evocative story is mostly told through Almonds prose, but McKeans pictures dont just illustrate the events in the story. Rather, they amplify and add to them, bringing an extra dimension of meaning to a story already packed with emotion." - The Irish Times
"This extraordinarily beautiful and sensitive book by the award-winning team of Almond and McKean almost defies description its a stand-alone story with stunning graphics that expand the book's heart-rendering message Simply stunning." - Daily Mail
"I was left captivated by this little story... The story, however, was far too short. But still, I would love to see more of David Almond and Dave McKean books in the future. Longer ones." - FlutteringButterflies.com
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David Almond, in his own words:
I was born in Newcastle and I grew up in a big Catholic family in Felling-on-Tyne. I had four sisters and a brother and lots of relatives in the streets nearby. My dad had been in Burma during the war. He and my mum married in the late 40s. Dad became an office manager in an engineering factory. Mum was a shorthand typist until she had the children. We moved several times when I was a child, but always within Felling.
Felling had been a coal mining town, but by the time I remember anything the pits were all closed. The river at the foot of the town was lined with warehouses and shipyards. At the summit was a wild area we called the Heather Hills. I loved playing football in the fields above the town, camping out with my friends, ...
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