by Jon McNaught


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Kingdom forges a story in the parts of a vacation we like to forget—the arguments, the poor weather, the moments of quiet solitude. This detailed graphic novel follows a family on their vacation to a small campground, where teenager Andrew explores the dunes in relative solitude, and Suzie navigates childhood in the wake of her older brother.

Fond memories and old habits compete with modern distractions in this contemplative and atmospheric new work from Jon McNaught, with a meditative art style that makes the ordinary, extraordinary. A family sets off for a long weekend at a campground next to the ocean. We follow them through the familiar landscapes of a summer break: gas stations, windswept cliffs, dilapidated museums, and tourist giftshops. Richly illustrated and sparsely worded, Kingdom explores the rhythms of nature, the passing of time, and the beauty and boredom of a summer holiday. A great new story for fans of Richard McGuire.

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ISBN-13: 9781910620243
Publisher: Nobrow Ltd.
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jon McNaught graduated from the University of the West of England in 2007 with a degree in illustration. He now lives in Bristol where he works as a printmaker and freelance illustrator. He has contributed editorial illustration work to The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, among others.

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