Thursday, 7 October 2010

11+: Slog's Dad - Dave Almond and Ill. Dave McKean

Release Date: 06/09/10


Part story, part graphic novel - a tender slice of life and death from the creators of The Savage . Do you believe there's life after death? Slog does. He reckons that the scruffy bloke sitting outside the pork shop is his dad come back to visit him for one last time - just like he'd said he would, just before he died. Slog's mate Davie isn't convinced. But how does this man know everything Slog's dad would know? Because Slog says it really is his dad, that's how.


An extremely unusual offering from the author of Skellig, as this tale is part written story, part graphic novel. The artwork style works beautifully as the short story of Slog’s Dad reveals itself before the readers eyes. It’s touching, it has great tenderness and whilst the reader can doubt some of the tale , it leaves the reader hanging on tender hooks at the story’s conclusion. Strange, unusual and yet tender as well as loving are all great words to sum up this different offering.

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