Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Adding to My To-Read List

Via NPR, a graphic novel by Stephen Collins (not THAT Stephen Collins) about the land of Here just a bit a ways from the land of There.

Dave's facial hair grows with such fury that it soon threatens his neighbors, his community, even the entire island of Here. This allows Collins to use his dry wit to take swipes at a variety of targets — media culture, the medical establishment, government, the social contract, even the study and practice of history itself get devoured by the ravenous bristly beast of Collins' dark humor — as the citizens of Here throw everything they've got at Dave's beard, including powerful cranes, towering scaffolds and hair stylists, in an attempt to preserve their way of life.

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