The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil
The job of the skin is to keep things in…
On the buttoned-down island of Here, all is well. By which we mean: orderly, neat, contained and, moreover, beardless.
Or at least it is until one famous day, when Dave, bald but for a single hair, finds himself assailed by a terrifying, unstoppable…monster*!
Where did it come from? How should the islanders deal with it? And what, most importantly, are they going to do with Dave?
The first book from a new leading light of UK comics, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is an off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl. It is about life, death and the meaning of beards.
(*We mean a gigantic beard, basically.)
It's part satire, part parable, part nursery rhyme and part disaster movie, and it's an utter joy to read. -- Tom Gatti * The Times * Clever, funny and beautiful to look at... A fairytale for adults that children will also adore, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is surely destined to become a classic. -- Rachel Cooke * Observer * As splendiferous as its title... An inspired swirling of the mundane with the surreal, the plot may be simple but his satire on modern life is witty and thoughtful. -- Larushka Ivan-Zadeh * Metro * Collins' wonderful debut unfolds with slow and simple elegance through black-and-white panels. -- James Smart * Guardian * It reminds me of nothing so much as a Roald Dahl novel. -- Alex Hern * New Statesman *
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