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- Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 198mm x 272mm x 12mm | 381g
- Publication date: 4 December 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1907704264
- ISBN 13: 9781907704260
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 39,953
"Dockwood" is a small town in the Southeast of England, seven miles east of Brampton Moor. It has a population of 26,000 and is home to a bowling alley, a boating lake, and Willowbrook Outlet Village.It's a cloudy Tuesday in October and the residents of the town are going about their business as usual. In Elmsview Nursing Home, a kitchen porter dutifully prepares lunch for residents. Elsewhere, a council worker sweeps the fallen leaves from the pavements. Along Nettlefield Road, a paperboy is delivering his daily round. And in the trees, swallows gather noisily in preparation for their annual migration.In this new work, Jon McNaught weaves together the everyday lives of three locals against an evocative backdrop of autumnal transitions. Bittersweet and contemplative, "Dockwood" is for anyone who believes the stories that take place within life's small moments can often be the most meaningful of all.Jon McNaught is a printmaker and cartoonist living in Bristol, England. He also works as a printmaking instructor at the University of the West of England. He has produced comic strips for "Nobrow," "Art Review," and "Stripburger," among others. His first book "Birchfield Close" was published in 2010 by Nobrow Press, as was his second, "Pebble Island."
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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, and contributes comic strips to various publications.
By boris ruckels 10 Apr 2013
This book is quite amazing. The emotion captured in each illustration is quite phenomenal. I re-read this book a number of times and found myself becoming more involved in the artists interpretation each time. The rendering of these pieces is nothing short of amazing. He captures light and emotion through fine nuances in the artwork that seem to affect the reader on a subliminal level, leaving the story line to wander on before your eyes.
"McNaught's comics are slow, quiet and very sensitive to place and time. The work is certainly poetic but not precious or twee. And the drawings are beautiful. Masterful stuff for someone so young." --Seth, author of "Wimbledon Green" and "George Sprott: 1894-1975" in "Time" "McNaught [...] makes each panel contemplate the smallest of life's details." "--Nicole Rudick, The Paris Review" "This is McNaught's first major release, and he certainly lives up to his considerable potential. Unsurprisingly, the production values from NoBroware first-rate, and McNaught's obviously dry sense of humor punctuates his beautiful, methodical storytelling." "--Rob Clough, High-Low"