You’ve Never Enjoyed An Author’s Misery So Much
The Book Tour by Andi Watson is out now from Top Shelf Productions…
A page-turning, Kafkaesque dark comedy in brilliant retro style, this graphic novel watches one man try to keep it together while everything falls apart.
★ ★ ★ Official Selection of the Angoulême International Comics Festival ★ ★ ★
- “Watson’s adeptness at capturing body language and facial expressions combines with nuanced dialog and a keen sense of irony to create a hugely entertaining page-turner.” — Library Journal (starred review)
- “A darkly humorous read.” — Booklist
- “Watson neatly balances moody atmosphere and light comedy… [a] deadpan funny riff on artistic insecurities.” — Publishers Weekly
- “Andi Watson’s retro line and daring dialogue make this graphic novel a British delight.” — Le Monde
Upon the publication of his latest novel, G. H. Fretwell, a minor English writer, embarks on a book tour to promote it. Nothing is going according to plan, and his trip gradually turns into a nightmare. But now the police want to ask him some questions about a mysterious disappearance, and it seems that Fretwell’s troubles are only just beginning…
In his first book for adults in many years, acclaimed cartoonist Andi Watson evokes all the anxieties felt by every writer and compresses them into a comedic gem of a book. Witty, surreal, and sharply observant, The Book Tour offers a captivating lesson in letting go.
The Book Tour by Andi Watson
ISBN 978-1-60309-479-5 | Diamond: JUL200575 | $24.99 (US) | 272 pages
Black & white softcover graphic novel with flaps | 6.3″ x 8.9″ | for mature readers (16+)
In stores now — See an 8-page preview!
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